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Publish Date: 07-26-2015 14:13:00
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July, 2015
Please join us Saturday, August 1 from 10AM-5PM for Pittsburgh's one and only home grown music-tech- radio conference. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.
The Each One Teach One music and radio conference  brings together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Your participation in these conversations has been crucial. Our past conferences were held on the campus of Carnegie-Mellon University. This year's location is the Bloomfield-Garfield Activity Center. The center serves as BGC's primary meeting place for public events and is located in the Penn Avenue Arts District.  The site, located at 113 North Pacific Avenue, was built in 1898 and served the community for many years as Pacific Avenue United Methodist Church.
Past Each One, Teach One Conferences have included:
Visionary presentations from music industry leaders, innovators and thought-leaders.




  • Special conversations with leading musicians, producers and policymakers
  • How artists earn a living in today's music landscape
  • Musicians examining innovative digital music services
  • An up-close look at successful creative communities and music scenes across the country
  • The legal and technological environment
  • Creating Community media

Past presenters and panels:

Vince Eirene of Blast Furnace Radio was on hand to discuss how mountaintop removal became a worldwide environmental campaign.
The REAL Rock: Black Rock, Innovators and creators.
Jazz and Jazz programming: The changing media landscape.
AMERICANA SOUL: The Blue Roots of Americana Music.
Blues Panel
Reggae and World Music Panel
Black Radio confidential: Creating a new inch with an old ruler?
New Media with the "Techno Granny" Joanne Quinn-Smith
Paradise Gray and Jasiri Xtra presented "How to Succeed In Hip-hop without Selling your Soul"
Andrew W. Thornhill our "Transmedia" expert. He is a nationally recognized authority on change in the media marketplace, digital media and the industry-wide, 2009 DTV transition.

Our community partners have been:

The Arts Greenhouse which is a hip-hop music education program that serves Pittsburgh teens through music technology classes, music recording projects, hip-hop performances, and workshops. The New Pittsburgh Courier which is one of the nation's oldest Black newspapers. Positively Pittsburgh Live Magazine.Com. , Pittsburgh's FirstInternet Radio and TV Network.

"This event is important because it shares the value of participatory education. The Each One Teach One Conference, in its brief history, has established itself as an annual event which uses these techniques to further our knowledge of ourselves as culture carriers. Music and the influences upon it carry the soundtrack and imprint of our very lives. Whoever attends this conference leaves it better equipped to make a meaningful contribution to the culture".-David Jasaga Sawyer

Past participants have said...
"Each One Teach One is Vital, Not Only Because Knowledge Empowers, but because Shared Knowledge among Peers Encourages, Enriches and Establishes a Firm Base that Could Not be Acquired Alone...

 Jere B, SounDoctrine.com  Originalternativefunkjazzfusion
Kevin, I think we should be thanking you for your time and effort!
This was a great conference that has given me as a blues musician a lot of insight on music as a whole. This is a wonderful thing that you have put together. You have my 100% support for any future seminars/conferences. This is a great opportunity to network and keep music and all aspects about it alive in Pittsburgh!
So, hats off to you and "Blues more than just a Faze"!  Ms. Freddye
It's a good feeling that good people like you keep the pulse of music beating strong.

Emmai Alaquiva
Founder of The Hip Hop on L.O.C.K. Project
The Black Music Education Project is a not-for-profit organization founded by Kevin Amos. In 1995
The BMEP produces, coordinates and manages events for the entire community. We also write articles on Black Music. In addition, Kevin Amos has been a panelist and speaker at many functions over the years including the Arts and Cultural Observatory at Carnegie Mellon University, various Hip-Hop symposiums, the Astron Music seminars, the Soul Patrol East Coast Convention, and the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh.

Kevin Amos, Radio Host, Producer, Founder and Organizer Each One Teach One

For more information contact:

BLACK MUSIC EDUCATION PROJECT
412-352-6749


 

Publish Date: 07-20-2015 06:01:00
 









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Contact: Aja Jones
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Say "I Do" to THE WEDDING SINGER
July 24 - August 2
Relive the totally "Awesome" decade that was the '80s!



Pittsburgh, PA ˆ™ July 10, 2015  Party like it's 1985 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of THE WEDDING SINGER July 24-August 2 at the Benedum Center. This musical romantic comedy brings the cult hit film to life with iconic dance moves and infectious beats that will have you leaving the theater feeling rad.
Meet New Jersey's favorite wedding singer/rock-star wannabe, Robbie Hart. He's the life of the party, until his fiancГe leaves him heartbroken at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie turns every wedding into a disaster. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection with her innocent charm. Robbie falls hard, only to learn that Julia is about to be married to a narcissistic Wall Street shark.  Can he can pull off the performance of a decade or will the girl of his dreams be gone forever? Nominated for five Tony Awards THE WEDDING SINGER is packed with enough music and dancing to leave you longing once more for the decade of excess!





ABOUT THE CASTJenna Ushkowitz (Juliais known for her role as Tina Cohen-Chang in the three-time Emmy nominated, FOX television series, Glee.   Most recently, Jenna served as Executive Producer of Twinsters, a film documentary that premiered at SXSW in Austin. Last summer, she starred in the Hollywood Bowl special production of Hair. Prior to becoming a Gleek, she was on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Spring Awakening where she performed the roles of Ilse, Martha, Anna and Thea. Jenna released her first memoir, Choosing Glee in May 2013, which is a heartfelt, practical guide for teens on how to be your true self. Baseball fans may know her as the first host of Yankees on Deck, which is a behind-the-scenes sports show geared towards young audiences on the YES! Network. Jenna made her Broadway debut at the age of nine in the 1996 revival of The King and I, and performed with the original cast in an appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that year. Her television credits include Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow,  As the World Turns and the pilot The Imagination Movers for Playhouse Disney.



Brandon Andrus (Glenlast appeared in Pittsburgh as Nick Massi in Jersey Boysat the Benedum Center. Other favorite roles: Terry & Buddy covers in Side Show(Broadway), Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (World Premiere), Curly inOklahoma! (1st National Tour), Sonny in Xanadu, Chad in All Shook Up and King Arthur in Camelot.
Jackie Burns (Lindareturns to Pittsburgh CLO after recently appearing as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha. Broadway: If/Then, Wicked, Hair; Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages(original cast), Hair (original revival cast), Unlock'd (NYMF), Ripper.  National Tour:Wicked (IRNE Award nomination).  Regional: A Grand Night for Singing(Connecticut Critics Circle Award), The Full Monty, Singin' in the Rain, Joseph., Sweeney Todd, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Candide and Smokey Joe's CafГ.  TV: "All My Children. Concept Albums: "Swept Away" (Disney), "Tears from Heaven and "Excalibur" (Frank Wildhorn).
Greg Kamp (Georgereturns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearing as Willard inFootloose last season. Theater: Catch Me If You Can (National Tour), Barry Manilow's Harmony (Ahmanson), Power Plays (Dramatist Guild), & Saturday Night(York Theatre). TV: Wronged Man (Lifetime), Past Life (Fox) and Solving Charlie (ABC). A CCM grad, Mr. Kamp also serves as an Artistic Associate with Hook & Eye Theater and on staff with the Broadway Dreams Foundation.
Susan Cella (Angiereturns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearing in Mary Poppins, Man of La Mancha and Gypsy this season. Broadway: The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl, Evita, On the Twentieth Century, Allegro, Lady in the Dark. National tours: Fiddler, Hairspray, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Me and My Girl, Can-Can. Off-Broadway: Hello Muddah, Mayor, Jacques Brel. Regional: over 35 productions. Film/TV: Person of Interest, Law and Order, The Sopranos, All my Children, Hi Honey I'm Home, The Tavern, The Astronaut's Wife, Follies and A Sondheim Celebration.
Brandon Espinoza (Sammyappeared in Pittsburgh CLO's production of Footlooselast season. Broadway: Gypsy, Big, Les MisГrables, Will Rogers Follies. Off-Broadway: Tea and Sympathy (Keen Company), Scarcity (Atlantic Theater Company), Substitution (Playwrights Realm), Not Waving (The Kirk at Theater Row). Regional: Grease (MUNY), West Side Story (Stratford Shakespeare Festival).TV: I Love You...But I Lied (LMN), The Following (Fox), The Leftovers (HBO), It Could Be Worse (HULU), Elementary (CBS) and The Carrie Diaries (CW).
Jeffrey Howell (Father of the Bride, Priestrecently performed with Virginia Musical Theatre in Gypsy and with the REP in Souvenir. Some favorite Pittsburgh CLO shows include 42nd Street, Singin' in the RainSunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ SuperstarJekyll and Hyde, A Musical Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit) Beauty and the Beast, Bells are Ringing, Pajama Game, The Most Happy Fella.  Other credits include Candide, Tigers Be Still, Chicago, and Tribute to Lerner and Loewe with Marvin Hamlisch and the PSO.
Kirsten Scott (Hollywas last seen at Pittsburgh CLO as Bambi in Curtains. Broadway credits include originating the role of Jenny Hill in the musical Big Fish, originating the role of Young Phyllis in the 2012 revival of Follies, Lorraine in Jersey Boys and Amber von Tussle in Hairspray. Select Regional: Big Fish (Chicago Oriental Theater), Follies (Kennedy Center/Ahmanson), Marvelous Wonderettes(Westside Theater), Grease (Sacramento Music Circus), Chaplin (La Jolla Playhouse), Minsky's (Ahmanson) TV: All My Children, Steve Harvey Show. She is a Carnegie Mellon University graduate.
Sandy Rosenberg (Rosieis making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Most recently, she appeared as Jeanette in The Fully Monty at Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre. Broadway: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mamma Mia!, NYC Opera's Candide.National tours: Les MisГrables, Jekyll And Hyde, Menopause The Musical. Off-Broadway and Regional: The Golden Land, Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, Nunsense, Mame, Phantom, Lend Me A Tenor and The Odd Couple-Female Version with JoAnne Worley and Cindy Williams.
J. Michael Zygo (Robbie) is making his Pittsburgh CLO debut. Most recently an original cast member/musician of Tony Award-winning Once on Broadway (Emcee, u/s Guy/Billy, Dance Capt., Assoc. Cond.) featured on the Grammy Award winning Cast Album. Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Man of Rock (NYMF) Tours: Rock Of Ages -1st Nat. (Swing, u/s Drew/Stacee Jaxx/Franz/Dennis/Hertz), The Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), Annie (Rooster), and Oklahoma! -1st Nat. (Will Parker). Film/TV: Unforgettable, Rock Of Ages (featured dancer), Tony Awards 2012, 2013 (opening line!) He is also a singer/songwriter.


ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAMBarry Ivan (Director & Choreographer) returns to Pittsburgh CLO with national and international credits that range from directing at the German State Opera to directing at Yale. Highlighted Pittsburgh CLO credits: Sunset Boulevard, Company, A Little Night Music, The Full Monty, Miss Saigon, West Side Story and Les MisГrables. Mr. Ivan's productions of The Full Monty and Hairspray received IRNE awards for Best Musical, and he received Best Director IRNE nominations for Nineand Les MisГrables. Mr. Ivan directed the US Premiere of Dracula: A Chamber Musical, and will be directing the world premiere of playwright Jeff Stolzer's new playScenes From the Life Of An American Male, a comedy-drama with music. Mr. Ivan is currently under contract developing and executive producing Web TV programming.
Tom Helm (Music Director) returns to Pittsburgh CLO for his 20th CLO season, having conducted more than 60 productions.  His other adventures include conducting the Broadway productions of the Brigadoon revival, Cats, Me and My Girl, Les MisГrablesand Souvenir.  Tom was musical director of the first national tour of Cats, Radio City's 5-6-7-8 Dance!, and television productions of Mornings at Seven and Crazy For You.  Mr. Helm supervised touring productions of Me and My Girl, Dora the Explorer, Diego Live, Rugrats, and Madagascar.  He has also been music director of some 50 Paper Mill Playhouse productions, among other regional and national theatres.
Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting Designer) recently contributed to Pittsburgh CLO's Man of La Mancha this season. National credits: The National High School Musical Theater Awards in NYC, The Asolo, NSMT, George Street Playhouse, TheatreWorks, Philadelphia Theatre Company, New York Theater Institute, The Blumenthal Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Madison Opera, DSM, TOTS.  Local credits include productions for PPT, City Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, CLO Cabaret, Pittsburgh Opera, PSO, PBT, PICT, THE REP, Barebones Productions, as well as others.


HISTORY OF THE SHOWBased on the popular 1998 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, THE WEDDING SINGER, follows the unpredictable tale of young entertainers finding love in the colorful and lively era of the ˜80s. Following the film's release, the original writer started a musical collaboration with Chad Beguelin, bringing the comedy to life on stage.
On April 27, 2006, THE WEDDING SINGER opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre starring Stephen Lynch as Robbie Hart and Laura Benanti as Julia Sullivan.
The production launced its first National Tour in September 2007, entertaining audiences in 31 cities. THE WEDDING SINGER went on to premiere internationally in cities such as Madrid, Tokyo, Australia and Germany.
ABOUT THE ORIGINAL CREATIVE TEAMChad Beguelin (Book and Lyrics) is a four-time Tony Award nominee for his contributions to The Wedding Singer and Aladdin. Along with two Tony nominations for The Wedding Singer, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical, in which he shared with Tim Herlihy, Beguelin received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics. Beguelin also wrote the lyrics to the 2010 stage adaptation, Elf: The Musical. Beguelin's writing credits also include screen writing for Disney's live action film department in California. His other credits include:The Rhythm ClubWicked City and On the Record.
Tim Herlihy (Book) is an actor, producer and screenwriter who wrote the 1998 original film, The Wedding Singer. After the success of the movie, Herlihy made his Broadway debut by co-writing the book with Beguelin for the film's 2006 stage adaptation. He wrote and produced for Saturday Night Live from 1993 until 2000 and is known to frequently collaborate with Adam Sandler. His screen writing credits include: Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Bedtime Stories and Grown Ups 2.   His production credits include: Anger Management, The Longest Yard, Click and Grown Ups.
Matthew Sklar (Music) composed the musical score for The Wedding Singer, in which he received a 2006 Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score. Sklar started composing at the young age of 14, with his first song later recorded for the Mickey Mouse Club. Sklar composed for Elf: The Musical, which broke box office records during its run at the Al Hirschfield Theatre in 2010. He has written his own original musicals which include The Rhythm Club, Judas and Me and Wicked City. Sklar's other contributions include: Shrek: The Musical, 42nd Street, Miss Saigon, Les MisГrables and Caroline, or Change.
Performance Schedule for THE WEDDING SINGER
Friday           July 248 p.m.
SaturdayJuly 252 p.m. & 8 p.m.
SundayJuly 262 p.m. & 7 p.m.
TuesdayJuly 288 p.m.
WednesdayJuly 298 p.m.
ThursdayJuly 308 p.m.
FridayJuly 318 p.m.
SaturdayAugust 12 p.m. & 8 p.m.
SundayAugust 22 p.m.

TICKETSTickets start at $20 and are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Tickets start at $35. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call our Group SalesHotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.
Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of PNC for its sponsorship of the PNC Spotlight Series and our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteand WTAE-TV.

 

Publish Date: 07-16-2015 07:21:00
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Randall Kirk, Cabaret Manager, 412- 325-6766/ Kirk@TrustArts.org

ARCADE COMEDY THEATER ANNOUNCES
SHANNON MCARTHUR
VISITS BACKSTAGE BAR
WEDNESDAY| AUGUST 5TH | 5:00 PM
NO COVER CHARGE 
Pittsburgh, PA Arcade Comedy Theater announces that the artist whose songs serve as a scrapbook of his experiences, (Blue & White Magazine) Shannon McArthur, brings his music to Pittsburgh. This show takes place on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Backstage Bar, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh. This performance has no cover charge. The event is presented by Arcade Comedy Theater.

McArthur is gaining national exposure with the songs he has written for shows such as MTV's The Challenge16 and PregnantTen on Top, and A&E's The Glades. Outside of the United States, his song "Anywhere You Want" won song of the month on Haerlem Radio in the Netherlands. McArthur's songs continue to spread as he writes for other artists (such as Tiffany Alvord and Ray Gibson) while continuing to play college and university events all over the states.

About Shannon McArthurCurrently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Shannon's collaborated with and learned from artists such as: One Tree Hill
star Kate Voegele, YouTube singer Tiffany Alvord, singer/ songwriter Andy Grammer, and Augustana's Dan Layus. He has also seen the songs he's written and produced played on major networks such as ABC, MTV, VH1, and shows including General Hospital. For eight years, Shannon has toured university campuses and local music venues as an acoustic opener and headline act, but now he finds conviction in cutting the straps and free falling towards his target with a full band. His newest project includes an upcoming EP.

About Arcade Comedy TheaterArcade Comedy Theater provides an interactive setting for actors,
comedians and other players with a wide range of experience, both onstage and off. Arcade allows audiences to experience various forms of theatrical comedy, from proven standards to offbeat styles. Voted Best Comedy Venue by the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine in the 2014 Best of the Burgh Awards, Arcade Comedy Theater is downtown Pittsburgh's spot for all things comedy. The nonprofit theater, which opened in February 2013, is a small 75-seat space which hosts stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, variety acts, and more. With BYOB and a pinball machine in the lobby, the Arcade provides a fun and affordable addition to the Pittsburgh Cultural District. The Arcade Academy offers classes, workshops, internships and other educational opportunities. Our goal is simple: to elevate and advance the art of comedy in Pittsburgh.
For more information, visit our website. You can also follow us on Twitter @ArcadeComedy and like us on Facebook.
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Publish Date: 07-16-2015 00:16:00
 


 
For Immediate Release
July 15, 2015
Carla Bianco‹
Musician, Broadway Actress, Philanthropist

  
Carla Bianco first performed when she was just 4 years old at a
party where guests filled a Styrofoam cup with money upon hearing her sing.  From this early beginning, music has always been her passion. 

Carla has secured numerous recording and composing deals and has appeared on West Coast, Broadway and off Broadway stages, all of which has won her chart placements, recognitions and awards.  She is most known for her starring role in the Broadway show RENT and for composing the #1 Billboard song, The Lover That You Are , which won her an ASCAP award.  Devoted to giving back to the community where her own dreams were born, Carla returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh to help found the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and Charter School and she donates to many children's charities. Continuing her recording work with the release of her first record, ˜All This Time',  and starting her own label, Ivory Note Records distributed by BFD/Sony RED, she has earned respect in the indie music scene and has been interviewed and reviewed by numerous international entertainment blogs
Carla is currently recording her 2nd record, ˜Give Voice' and running an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds where all proceeds will be donated to charity.She is also set to tour the East Coast in August 2015.
Carla recorded "Imagine" on a John Lennon Steinway Piano for The Imagine Series. There are only 25 in the world.

https://youtu.be/3sKKdprxhKE

http://www.steinway.com/pianos/steinway/limited-edition/john-lennon/
'Give Voice' is Carla's 2nd record and a very special project for charity.  She wants to provide support and inspiration for those struggling with a major life challenge. The songs she's written are
inspired by different people that have something to voice but can't for one reason or another; a mute and deaf boy in a wheel chair, an Afghanistan girl who committed suicide as a protest for her freedom and a 9-year old boy with Autism. Her mission is to create music to make a positive difference in the world.  
With this project, Carla plans on connecting each song with a respective charity such as Autism Speaks, The American Foundation for Disabled Children and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education and donate all the record sales proceeds to them. She looks to be involved with and create benefit performances and events for these charities and have these songs represent their cause. She will reach out as far as she can so this record can have the impact it is intended to have. If you give to this project, you will be involved from the ground level with something very special. You will help others feel a connection through the power of music where they can hear their struggle and emotional life resonating in a song. Together, everyone can make a difference and give back with give voice.
http://www.carlabianco.com/
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/give-voice-music-ep-charity-project#/story
https://soundcloud.com/carla-bianco-1/through-the-spectrum/s-fXGEJ#t=0:00 
‹Media Contact:
Jennifer Allison/EXE Media Group

 

Publish Date: 07-14-2015 19:13:00
 

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2015
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS CLASSIC ROCK HITS IN A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC ROCK
Featuring a full rock band fronted by John Elefante of Kansas
PITTSBURGH Heinz Hall will rock ˜n' roll when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents A Night of Symphonic Rock on July 25 at 8 p.m. 
Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the orchestra and a full rock band in some of classic rock's biggest hits like Hotel California, More Than a Feeling and Barracuda from
legendary bands. Special guest vocalist John Elefante, former lead singer of supergroup Kansas, joins the orchestra performing songs like Dust in the Wind and Carry on Wayward Son.
The house band from the School of Rock will perform in the Grand Lobby beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets for A Night of Symphonic Rock with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra range in price from $35 to $99, and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/summer.
Those interested in attending more than one summer concert can craft their own series of concerts at a discounted rate. Buy tickets to two concerts and receive 10% off the ticket price; three concerts receive 20% off the ticket price; and four or more concerts receive 30% off the ticket price. These discounts are only available via phone or in person at the Heinz Hall box office. Pittsburgh Symphony subscribers can receive a 15% subscriber discount by calling their patron services representative (PSR).
Resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh is an engaging conductor of impressive range and talent. Beginning in the 2015-16 season, Loh will become the first music director of Symphoria, based in Syracuse N.Y., founded by former members of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. As resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Loh works closely with Music Director Manfred Honeck and conducts a wide range of concerts including classical, educational and pops. He is active in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Community Engagement and Partnership Concerts, extending the symphony's reach into other communities. He made his debut on the main classical series conducting Handel's Messiah in December 2008. Loh led the enormously popular Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series where he played the part of host and conductor. In addition to his duties on the podium, he is an audience favorite in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Concert Preludes lecture series, edits radio broadcasts and makes many public appearances. His association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra began as assistant conductor in 2005. He was promoted to associate conductor in 2006 and to resident conductor in 2007.
 Since his appointment as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has made its mark as an ensemble of superb musicianship, performing electrifying performances year-round. Off the podium, Loh is very active in the region as an arts leader and music advocate, and is constantly in demand as a guest speaker and clinician. Loh's recent guest conducting engagements include the National Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC), Greater Bridgeport Symphony and return engagements with the Dallas and El Paso Symphonies. Other recent guest conducting appearances include the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony and the San Angelo Symphony. He has conducted the symphony orchestras of Portland, Cedar Rapids, Colorado Springs, East Texas, Fort Collins, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Plano, Shreveport, Sioux City, Spokane and Tallahassee among others. He has led Korea's Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Yale Philharmonia, Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. 
His summer appearances include the festivals of Bravo Vail Valley, Breckenridge, Las Vegas and Hot Springs, the Kinhaven Music School (Vt.), the Performing Arts Institute (Pa.) and the Carnegie Mellon Summer Strings Camp. Loh held the positions of assistant and associate conductor of the Dallas Symphony from 2001 to 2005. He led the Dallas Symphony in a variety of classical subscription and educational programs throughout each season. He was brought to national attention in February 2004 when he stepped in to conduct on short notice for an ailing Charles Dutoit, conducting Stravinsky's Petrouchka and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Prior to his Dallas appointment, Loh was appointed by Music Director Marin Alsop to be associate conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. From 1998 to 2001, he conducted more than 50 concerts annually, including classical subscription, pops, education, family and outreach programs. 
While in Denver, he was also music director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the premiere youth orchestra in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Region. Additionally, Loh served as the interim director of Orchestras and Head of the Orchestral Conducting Program at Denver University's Lamont School of Music in 2000-2001. In May 1998, Loh received his artist diploma in orchestral conducting from Yale University, also earning the Eleazar de Carvalho Prize, given to the most outstanding conductor in the Yale graduating class. During his years at Yale, he was selected to be the assistant conductor of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and apprentice conductor of the Hot Springs Music Festival. He received further training at the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival and School and has additional degrees from Indiana University and the University of Rochester. A dedicated teacher, Loh held the position of associate instructor in music theory at Indiana University and teaching assistant at Yale University in advanced hearing, conducting and orchestration. He was also the guest curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for What Makes Music? an interactive exhibit, offering the opportunity to explore the science of music and sound, as well as the role of music in culture. Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. 
Producer Stephen Cook, president and CEO of TCG Entertainment, has 20 years of entertainment marketing
experience. TCG works in the entertainment, performing arts, and symphony industry by providing top quality programming, booking, producing, marketing and publicity services. TCG Productions include Cirque Musica, Rewind ” Celebrating the Music of the 80s, The Legends of Classic Rock, The King ” The Music of Elvis and more. TCG clients include Kenny G, Le Ombre, the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Saint Louis Symphony, among others. Prior to starting TCG, Cook held leadership positions at top entertainment companies including Universal Studios, Six Flags Over Texas, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Tussauds Group in Las Vegas and Feld Entertainment, Inc. Cook, a native of Lakeland, Florida, holds an undergraduate degree from Florida State University and an MBA from The University of Florida. 
John Elefante is a Grammy Award-winning multi-faceted performer, writer and producer for more than 30 years. Elefante was the lead singer for the supergroup Kansas in the early 80s.  Elefante co-wrote hits like Right Away, Fight Fire with Fire and more. Elefante has produced more than 30 albums for multiple groups including Petra. His solo career has spanned for decades in both the Christian and rock music genre.

Editors please note:

Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC ROCK WITH THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LAWRENCE LOH, conductor
JOHN ELEFANTE, vocalist
CHRISTINE LA FOND, vocalist
JOEY FINGER, drums & vocalist
KEITH HUBACHER, bass & vocalist
MICHAEL JOHNSON, guitar & vocalist
TOM LIPPS, keyboard & vocalist

Selections to be announced from stage.



 

Publish Date: 07-13-2015 20:24:00
 


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Next Step in Equal Pay Campaign Focuses on Building Negotiation Skills
˜Negotiation Know-How' Webcast set for Thursday, August 13

PITTSBURGH, PA”Learning to negotiate is one step women can take to counteract the gender wage gap, and they can get started on Thursday, August 13. The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and WQED Multimedia invite women to learn how to build their negotiation skills during a free live-streaming webcast,Negotiation Know-How: Clearing the Hurdles to Making the Ask.

Negotiation Know-How is the second of five webcasts offered this year as part of Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay, a two-year multimedia campaign produced by WQED Multimedia in partnership with YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. The campaign kicked off in October 2014 with a live talk show special on why the wage gap exists and how to improve it.  Last month, Closing the Gap received the YWCA USA Association Excellence Award for Advocacy at the YWCA 2015 Annual Conference.

The national recognition speaks volumes to the importance of the gender wage gap issue, said Magdeline E. Jensen, CEO, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.

Closing the Gap is now focused on the five webcasts, each of which addresses a topic that
contributes to the wage gap. The webcasts are intended to equip audiences with information and skills that will help them achieve fair pay throughout their careers and work toward a secure retirement.

We are pleased to bring these valuable skill-building webcasts to women in Pittsburgh and nationwide, Jensen said. These webcasts empower women with the knowledge to speak out for themselves and for future generations of women, especially when it comes to the gender wage gap.

Fifty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, women are still only making, on average, 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. In that time span the current wage gap has improved at a rate of less than half a cent per year...and if it continues at that pace, the wage gap won't close completely until the year 2053.

Negotiation Know-How: Clearing the Hurdles to Making the Ask live streams August 13, at 4 p.m. For more information and to register, go toWomenWageGap.org. Watch parties are also encouraged. This webcast will arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement. Participants have the opportunity to:
  • Learn to recognize and clear their negotiation hurdles.
  • Discover the power structures and stereotypes that affect their negotiations.
  • Prepare themselves to negotiate effectively. 

Future Closing the Gap webcasts include Financial Freedom: Standing on Your Own Financial Feet after Graduation (Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.); Wage Gap Legal Issues: Know Your Rights (Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.); Your Personal Board of Directors: Cultivating Mentors & Sponsors in the Workplace (Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.). The first webcast from May 2015, Step Out With a Plan: Balancing Work, Life & Financial Security, is also archived for viewing at WomenWageGap.org.

Closing the Gap is made possible by the Eden Hall Foundation; Chatham University; and the Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation; as well as support from Cathy Raphael; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; MSA; Georgia Berner; and the Women & Girls Foundation.
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About YWCA Greater PittsburghSince its proud beginnings in 1867, the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has worked to empower women and their families, advocate for fair and equitable conditions, and challenge social and racial injustice. As society has changed, so have the challenges we face. But women's underlying need for support and encouragement that empowers them to take command of their lives and their families remains. For more information, visit www.ywcapgh.org

About WQED
WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED Create; WQED WORLD; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and www.wqedfm.org
; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED's Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
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June 19, 2015

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S THURSDAY NIGHT ICONS SERIES BRINGS POP LEGEND JOHNNY MATHIS TO THE HEINZ HALL STAGE


PITTSBURGH Johnny Mathis, one of the most versatile and multi-dimensional pop artists of modern time, takes the Heinz Hall stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for its Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Iconic hits like Wonderful! Wonderful!, Chances Are and Misty immediately come to mind at the sound of Johnny Mathis' name, who celebrates his 59th year in the music industry in 2015, making him Columbia Records' longest-running artist. Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories, transcending passing fads. He has recorded more than 80 albums in his career, including six Christmas albums, had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and achieved 50 Hits on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart. Mathis' sublime vocals mixed with the musical excellence of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and Guest Conductor Scott Lavender, set the mood for an evening of incredible music making.

Tickets for Thursday Night Icons: Johnny Mathis with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra range in price from $39 to $139 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting pittsburghsymphony.org.

Those interested in attending more than one summer concert can craft their own series of concerts at a discounted rate. Buy tickets to two concerts and receive 10% off the ticket price; three concerts receive 20% off
the ticket price; and four or more concerts receive 30% off the ticket price. These discounts are only available via phone or in person at the Heinz Hall box office. Pittsburgh Symphony subscribers can receive a 15% subscriber discount by calling their patron services representative (PSR).


The fourth of seven children, John Royce Mathis was born on September 30, 1935 in Gilmer, Texas, to Clem and Mildred Mathis. As a small boy, the family moved to Post Street in San Francisco. It was there that he learned an appreciation of music from his father who taught him his first song, My Blue Heaven. At age eight, his father purchased an old upright piano for $25. When he brought it home, it wouldn't fit through the front door. So that evening, Mathis stayed up all night to watch his father dismantle the piano, get it into the small living room of their basement apartment and then reassemble it. Clem Mathis, who worked briefly as a musician back in Texas playing the piano and singing on stage, would continue to teach his son many songs and routines. Mathis had proven to be the most eager of the children to learn all about music. He sang in the church choir, school functions, community events and for visitors in their home, as well as amateur shows in the San Francisco area. He was also a successful track & field athlete, and was offered a chance to compete in the Olympic Trials. In the same week, Columbia Records called, so he chose to go to New York to record his first album in March 1956. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say" and "Misty, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide.


 During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart, received five Grammy Nominations and, in 2003, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In spite of a very busy tour schedule and many charity events, Mathis still finds time to enjoy a little free time. He was an avid tennis player until the late 1960s, when a good friend turned him on to his now life-long love of golf. He plays golf almost every day when he's not traveling and has sung at many golf banquets such as the Ryder Cup. After almost 60 years as a recording artist, what's next for Mathis? I don't think about retiring. I think about how I can keep singing for the rest of my life. I just have to pace myself.


Resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh is an engaging conductor of impressive range and talent. Beginning in the 2015-16 season, Loh will become the first music director of Symphoria, based in Syracuse N.Y., founded by former members of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. As resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Loh works closely with Music Director Manfred Honeck and conducts a wide range of concerts including classical, educational and pops. He is active in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Community Engagement and Partnership Concerts, extending the symphony's reach into other communities. He made his debut on the main classical series conducting Handel's Messiah in December 2008. Loh led the enormously popular Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series where he played the part of host and conductor. In addition to his duties on the podium, he is an audience favorite in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Concert Preludes lecture series, edits radio broadcasts and makes many public appearances. His association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra began as assistant conductor in 2005. He was promoted to associate conductor in 2006 and to resident conductor in 2007. Since his appointment as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has made its mark as an ensemble of superb musicianship, performing electrifying performances year-round. Off the podium, Loh is very active in the region as an arts leader and music advocate, and is constantly in demand as a guest speaker and clinician. Loh's recent guest conducting engagements include the National Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC), Greater Bridgeport Symphony and return engagements with the Dallas and El Paso Symphonies. Other recent guest conducting appearances include the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony and the San Angelo Symphony. 

He has conducted the symphony orchestras of Portland, Cedar Rapids, Colorado Springs, East Texas, Fort Collins, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Plano, Shreveport, Sioux City, Spokane and Tallahassee among others. He has led Korea's Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Yale Philharmonia, Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. His summer appearances include the festivals of Bravo Vail Valley, Breckenridge, Las Vegas and Hot Springs, the Kinhaven Music School (Vt.), the Performing Arts Institute (Pa.) and the Carnegie Mellon Summer Strings Camp. Loh held the positions of assistant and associate conductor of the Dallas Symphony from 2001 to 2005. He led the Dallas Symphony in a variety of classical subscription and educational programs throughout each season. He was brought to national attention in February 2004 when he stepped in to conduct on short notice for an ailing Charles Dutoit, conducting Stravinsky's Petrouchka and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Prior to his Dallas appointment, Loh was appointed by Music Director Marin Alsop to be associate conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. From 1998 to 2001, he conducted more than 50 concerts annually, including classical subscription, pops, education, family and outreach programs. While in Denver, he was also music director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the premiere youth orchestra in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Region. 

Additionally, Loh served as the interim director of Orchestras and Head of the Orchestral Conducting Program at Denver University's Lamont School of Music in 2000-2001. In May 1998, Loh received his artist diploma in orchestral conducting from Yale University, also earning the Eleazar de Carvalho Prize, given to the most outstanding conductor in the Yale graduating class. During his years at Yale, he was selected to be the assistant conductor of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and apprentice conductor of the Hot Springs Music Festival. He received further training at the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival and School and has additional degrees from Indiana University and the University of Rochester. A dedicated teacher, Loh held the position of associate instructor in music theory at Indiana University and teaching assistant at Yale University in advanced hearing, conducting and orchestration. He was also the guest curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for What Makes Music? an interactive exhibit, offering the opportunity to explore the science of music and sound, as well as the role of music in culture. Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. 


John Scott Lavender's 40-year professional music career might best be described as eclectic. As music director for Glenn Yarbrough, Toni Tennille and, for the last 24 years, the legendary Johnny Mathis, he has performed with and conducted orchestras throughout the United States, Canada and Great Britain including the National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and, most recently, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Lavender holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, pursued graduate studies in jazz at North Texas State and earned a master's degree in instrumental conducting from California State University, Northridge, where he also performed the piano solo piano part in Igor Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements with the CSUN orchestra. His recent guest-conducting appearances include performances of Borodin, Shostakovich and Gershwin with the Pacific (Orange County, California) Symphony, as well as leading the Chautauqua Institution Orchestra in an evening of music, both light and classical, from film. He recently conducted the San Francisco Symphony in a program featuring the debut of his original composition, Overture to Tomorrow, as well as his own arrangements of movie classics. A published composer of works for symphony and school orchestra as well as jazz band, his own big band CD, Prime Time, features many of LA's most accomplished studio musicians. Lavender collaborated with composer Michael Isaacson on the orchestral score for the Museum of Jewish History in lower Manhattan.  Recently he arranged and conducted a series of three television commercials for The Gap clothing stores based on music from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.   With cellist Roger Shell, his most recent recording is the CD, ˜Round Midnight, featuring original and unique treatments of songs from jazz and the American songbook. In addition to his work with Mathis, Lavender is an adjunct assistant professor and teaches conducting and jazz-related classes at his alma mater. His interests outside music include bicycling, baseball, tennis, ping pong and cigars. He lives in Ohio with his wife and two children.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.


Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The cornerstone of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, Heinz Hall also hosts many other events that do not feature its world-renowned orchestra, including Broadway shows, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org.

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Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THURSDAY NIGHT ICONS: JOHNNY MATHIS WITH THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
JOHNNY MATHIS, vocals
LAWRENCE LOH, conductor
JOHN SCOTT LAVENDER, conductor
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GYPSY Sure to "Entertain" Audiences
"Everything's Coming Up Roses" at the Benedum Center July 10-19

Pittsburgh, PA ˆ™ July 2, 2015 
Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production ofGYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era.Featuring one show-stopping song after another such as Everything's Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Have a Gimmick and Let Me Entertain You,  GYPSY truly is the greatest of all American musicals (The New York Times). Based on the real-life memoirs of burlesque mega-star, Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY tells the story of the mother behind the curtain, Rose. Blinded by her own ambition, Rose pushes her two daughters to pave the way to stardom on vaudeville's legendary circuit. Do not miss this mother of a big, Broadway musical!
ABOUT THE CAST
Kim Zimmer (Roseattended Hope College for her undergraduate and continued her education at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. She's best known for her portrayal of Reva Shayne on Guiding Light for which she received four Lead Actress Daytime Emmy Awards along with 11 Nominations. Ms. Zimmer recently wrapped up her record-breaking tour with the First National Company ofWICKED. Some of her favorite Regional and Off-Broadway credits include: Four Dogs and a Bone, Love, Loss, And What I Wore, Blood Brothers, Gypsy, Sunset Boulevard, Dirty Blonde, Curtains, Shirley Valentine and Lost Boy Found at Whole Foods. Other television credits include: Seinfeld, Designing Women, Models, Inc., MacGyver, One Life to Live, The Doctors and Santa Barbara. Film credits include: 23 Blast, Body Heat, Freshmen Father, Keeping Secrets and Trench Coat in Paradise. Zimmer's experience in Daytime T.V. spans 32 years and is chronicled in her best-selling memoir I'm Just Saying! available on Amazon.com.
Robert Newman (Herbieis perhaps best known for his 28-year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest-running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light.  The role garnered him two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a.   Film credits include Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dracano and the short film Deadline.  Off-Broadway Credits include Perfect Crime, She's of a Certain AgeSessions: the Musical and Quiet on the Set. Regional credits include Other Desert Cities at Cape May Stage; Gypsy opposite Tovah Feldshuh at BRT; Fiddler on the Roof, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Deathtrap, Peter Pan, Shenandoah and Man of La Mancha at the Barn Theatre;Curtains at Paper Mill Playhouse and TUTS; Annie at NCT; Nine at NSMT; and A Little Night Music and The Full Monty at Pittsburgh CLO. Other stage credits includePicnic, Barefoot in the Park, Romantic Comedy, Sylvia (which he also directed) andThe Glass Menagerie.
Drama Series. He has recently guest starred on Homeland, Criminal Minds, NCIS and Law and Order: SVU
Susan Cella (Tessie Tura/Miss Cracthittreturns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearing in Mary Poppins and Man of La Mancha this season. Broadway: The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl, Evita, On the Twentieth Century, Allegro, Lady in the Dark. National tours: Fiddler, Hairspray, 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, Me and my Girl, Can-Can. Off-Broadway: Hello Muddah, Mayor, Jacques Brel. Regional: over 35 productions. Film/TV: Person of Interest, Law and Order, The Sopranos, All my Children, Hi Honey I'm Home, The Tavern, The Astronaut's Wife, Follies, A Sondheim Celebration.
Jeffrey Howell (Uncle Jocko/Philrecently performed with Virginia Musical Theatre in Gypsy and with the REP in Souvenir. Some favorite Pittsburgh CLO shows include 42nd Street, Singin' in the Rain, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll and Hyde, A Musical Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Beauty and the Beast, Bells are Ringing, Pajama Game, The Most Happy Fella. Other credits includeCandide, Tigers Be Still, Chicago and Tribute to Lerner and Loewe with Marvin Hamlisch and the PSO.
Daniel Krell (Weber/Cigarhas appeared in more than 35 productions with Pittsburgh CLO and has acted in major roles in the area's professional theatres such as the Public, City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage, PICT and The Rep, to name a few and in regional theatres such as Clarence Brown Theatre, PlayMakers repertory and Gateway Playhouse among others. Dan is also a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials and voice-overs. Up next: The Diary of Anne Frank at Pittsburgh Public.
Mallory Michaellann (Juneis entering her senior year in the BFA Musical Theatre program at the University of Michigan. Credits: Singin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde, Footloose, Mary Poppins (Pittsburgh CLO), Cabaret, The Music Man (UofM).


Felicia Niebel (Baby Louiseis excited to be back on stage with the Pittsburgh CLO. She most recently appeared in A Musical Christmas Carol. Other Pittsburgh CLO productions include Annie (Molly) and Jesus Christ Superstar. Felicia studies at the CLO Academy and is member of the CLO Mini Stars.
Amma Osei (Mazeppais making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Broadway: Rock of Ages (Justice). National/International Tours: Rock of Ages (Justice), Fame (Ms. Sherman). Regional Credits: Crowns (Wanda), Seussical (Sour Kangaroo), Big River (Alice), Ain't Misbehavin' (Armelia), All Shook Up (Sylvia), Little Shop(Ronette), The Who's Tommy (Acid Queen), A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present).
Dallas Padoven (Pastey/Georgereturns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearances inSingin' in the Rain, Legally Blonde and Footloose last year. Other credits includeHands on a Hardbody at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, CINCY KINGS at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, South Pacific and Tommy at West Virginia Public Theatre and many other regional productions.
Paul Palmer (Pop) is a Pittsburgh CLO veteran. Gypsy is this actor's 59th Pittsburgh CLO production over 35 summer seasons, harkening all the way back to 1975.
Gavan Pamer (Philcounts the following among his credits: Tours: CATS(Mungojerrie), A Chorus Line, 42nd Street.  Pittsburgh CLO: 42nd Street (Andy Lee),Joseph... (Reuben), Carousel (Heavenly Friend), Me and My Girl (Bob Barking),Crazy for You (Custus Perkins), Jesus Christ Superstar (Annas), Forever Plaid(PSM), My Way (Choreographer).  PPT: A Grand Night for Singing (Martin). LPPAC: Jesus Christ SuperstarWhite ChristmasMy Way.  Playhouse: Big River,Drood.  WVPT: Dames at SeaOklahoma!George M!. PMT: Chicago, Blood BrothersPeter Pan.
Ruth Pferdehirt (Electracounts among her many credits: Brooke in Noises Off and Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors (Rep Theatre of St. Louis); Lorelei Lee inGentlemen Prefer Blondes (Merry-Go-Round), Dory in Finding Nemo: The Musical;shows at The St. Louis MUNY such as Hello, Dolly!, Les Miserables and The Producers; Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Lina in Singin' In The Rain.
Amanda Rose (Louise/Gypsy Rose Leereturns to Pittsburgh CLO after last being seen as Betty in Sunset Blvd. Broadway/National tours: Wicked (Nessarose), Dr. Dolittle starring Tommy Tune, Oklahoma! (Laurey). Favorite recent regional: The Full Monty (Pam), 9 to 5 (Judy), A Chorus Line (Kristine), Sunset Blvd. (Betty) Gypsy(Louise), Miss Saigon (Ellen), Curtains (Nikki), Singin' in the Rain (Kathy), Les MiserablesSwing!, West Side Story, 42nd Street at Papermill Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut St. Theatre, Houston TUTS, Maine State, Atlanta TOTS, Fulton Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse.
Zach Trimmer (Tulsais very proud to be making his Pittsburgh CLO debut inGypsy. Selected Credits: Hairspray (Brad, Corny u/s - Nat'l Tour; Link - TBTS),Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod u/s - Nat'l Tour, Ogunquit, Gateway), The Bard-y Bunch(Greg - Off-B'way), West Side Story and South Pacific (Tony/Lt. Joe Cable Westchester B'Way), La Cage aux Folles (Jean-Michel - North Shore, TBTS),Grease (Danny - TBTS), The Fantasticks (Matt - WV Public).
Lucia Williams (Baby Junereturns to Pittsburgh CLO for her seventh show including: Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and A Musical Christmas Carol. Ms. Williams is a seventh grader at St. Louise de Marillac. She is also a CLO Academy student and CLO Mini Star.


GYPSY is complete with a talented ensemble, including Danny BevinsBen BogenLindsey BraccoMelessie ClarkKevin ClayIxchel CuellarKate JohnsonL'ogan J'onesBrooke LacyAlle-Faye Monka and Kevin Paul. They will be joined by CLO Academy students, including Blake AltmanMadeline DalesioGianni DelMastroMaddie DickJacob EpsteinTrisha Holmes,Madison LiberatoreCaroline LucasMia LynchAlaina ParrWill Sendera,Jonah SteeleHalle SurgilEllie TongelGracie Vensel and Mario Williams.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Charley Repole (Director) is a Pittsburgh CLO veteran. Pittsburgh CLO: 42nd Street, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie Get Your Gun, Curtains, White Christmas, Annie, Copacabana and Carousel. NYC/Broadway: Dubarry was a Lady, Call Me Madam, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation Benefit (Carnegie Hall) and Lyrics and Lyricists 25th Year Celebration (92nd Street Y ). Kennedy Center: Where's Charley? Broadway performance credits: Doubles, Whoopee! and Very Good Eddie (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award). Mr. Repole is Chairman of the Drama, Theatre and Dance Department at Queens College.
Michael Lichtefeld (Choreographer) has choreographed six Broadway musicals:The Secret Garden, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd and Little Women; nine off-Broadway musicals and several shows at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.  Recently he directed/choreographed How to Succeed, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity and Evita for the Drayton Festival, Canada. He won IRNE awards as Best Director for North Shore Music Theater's Bye Bye Birdie and 42nd Street. His choreography has been nominated for three Outer Critic Circle Awards, as well as The Drama Desk Award and The LA Ovation Award. His collaboration with Susan H. Schulman began in 1984 and continues today.
Tom Helm (Music Director) returns for his 20th season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of SouvenirLes MisГrablesMe and My GirlCats and Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as Crazy For You and the Today Show. Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.
Andrew David Ostrowski (Lighting Designer) counts the following among his national credits: The National High School Musical Theater Awards in NYC, The Asolo, NSMT, George Street Playhouse, TheatreWorks, Philadelphia Theatre Company, New York Theater Institute, The Blumenthal Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Madison Opera, DSM, TOTS.  Local credits include productions for PPT, City Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, CLO Cabaret, Pittsburgh Opera, PSO, PBT, PICT, THE REP, Barebones Productions, as well as others.


HISTORY OF THE SHOW
GYPSY is loosely based on the memoirs of the famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. It is the ultimate backstage story, featuring her overbearing mother Rose. Work on the musical began after legend Ethel Merman and David Merrick read a chapter of Lee's memoirs in Harper's Magazine. The team of Merman, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim collaborated to bring Lee's story to life on stage. The musical opened on Broadway May 21, 1959, starring Merman as Rose. The production garnered eight Tony Award nominations and high praise from critics.
Following its Broadway debut, Warner Bros. released a film version of Gypsy starring Rosalind Russell as Rose and Natalie Wood as her daughter Louise. The film was nominated for three Oscars and several Golden Globes, including Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, which Rosalind Russell won. Gypsy was introduced to a new generation in 1993 when CBS released a made-for-TV version starring Bette Midler.
After a pair of National Tours, GYPSY opened in London in 1973 starring Angela Lansbury. Subsequent Broadway revivals were mounted in 1974, 1989 (starring Tyne Daly), 2003 (starring Bernadette Peters) and 2008 (starring Patti Lupone). Across the multiple revivals and original productions, GYPSY has brought in a staggering 26 Tony Award nominations.
ABOUT THE ORIGINAL CREATIVE TEAM
Arthur Laurents (Book) was approached by David Merrick and Leland Hayward, producers of the musical, to write the book. Laurents was considered by many as a prolific stage director and screenwriter, whose additional credits include the books for the musical, West Side Story (1957) and the screenplay for The Way We Were (1973). In the early 1960s, Laurents introduced a then-unknown Barbra Streisand to the world in the Broadway musical, I Can Get it for You Wholesale, only to provide her with the script for one of her biggest box-office hits, The Way We Were, a decade later. Less than five years later, he followed with the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film, "The Turning Point" (1977), and in 1983 directed the Broadway smash hit La Cage Aux Folles.

Jule Styne (Music) wrote the score for Gypsy after Ethel Merman, who collaborated with the producers and starred in the musical, only had him in mind. With the scores of such Broadway classics as Gentlemen Prefer BlondesPeter PanBells Are Ringing and Funny Girl to his credit, Styne ranks as one of the undisputed architects of the American musical theater. Styne's collaboration credits include: Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Leo Robin and E.Y. Harburg, and their combined efforts have produced such showstoppers as "The Party's Over," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "People" and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend." He was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972, the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 and became a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1990.
Stephen Sondheim (Lyrics) was asked by director Jerome Robbins, who had worked with him on the musical West Side Story, to write the lyrics for Gypsy. His best-known works as composer and lyricist include: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumCompanyFolliesA Little Night MusicSweeney ToddSunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. Sondheim has received an Academy Award; eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre); eight Grammy Awards; a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. He is described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater."  
David Merrick and Leland Hayward (Producers) co-produced the original Broadway production of Gypsy which opened at the Broadway Theatre May 21, 1959. After reading a chapter in Gypsy Rose Lee's memoirs in Harper's Magazine, Merrick approached Lee to obtain the rights, and Hayward to co-produce. Merrick's additional credits include: Oliver!Hello, Dolly! (1964), I Do! I Do! (1966), Promises, Promises (1968), and 42nd Street (1980).The latter ran for 3,486 performances, his most enduring Broadway production to date.
Some of Hayward's most famous credits include: the original Broadway stage productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific and The Sound of Music.
Jerome Robbins (Director and Choreographer) was the creative genius behind the stage adaptation of Gypsy Rose Lee's memoir. His Broadway shows include: On the TownBillion Dollar BabyHigh Button ShoesWest Side StoryThe King and IGypsyPeter PanMiss LibertyCall Me Madam, and Fiddler on the Roof. His last Broadway production in 1989, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical. Among the more than 60 ballets he created are Fancy FreeAfternoon of a FaunThe ConcertDances At a GatheringIn the NightIn G MajorOther DancesGlass Pieces and Ives, Songs, which are in the repertories of New York City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. In addition to two Academy Awards for the film West Side Story, Mr. Robbins has received four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Screen Directors' Guild Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. 
Performance Schedule for Gypsy
FridayJuly 108 p.m.
SaturdayJuly 112 p.m. and 8 p.m.
SundayJuly 122 p.m. and 7 p.m.
TuesdayJuly 148 p.m.
WednesdayJuly 158 p.m.
ThursdayJuly 168 p.m.
FridayJuly 178 p.m.
SaturdayJuly 182 p.m. and 8 p.m.
SundayJuly 192 p.m.
TICKETS
Tickets start at $20 and are available online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Tickets start at $35. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call our Group SalesHotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.
Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of PNC for its sponsorship of the PNC Spotlight Series and our Season Sponsors: the Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteand WTAE-TV.
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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 20 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academythe CLO Mini Starsthe Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, theNational High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

 

Publish Date: 07-09-2015 11:24:00
 



LEGENDARY FILM COMPOSER, SINGER/SONGWRITER RANDY NEWMAN CLOSES PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S THURSDAY NIGHT ICON SERIES

PITTSBURGH Performing in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1977, Randy Newman, whose music speaks to multiple generations, closes the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall.



Newman has created musical masterpieces that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical, and a host of unforgettable film scores. His musical work has earned him icon status after winning six Grammys, three Emmys, two Academy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  His robust solo career includes recordings like Harps and Angels, Sail Away and Good Old Boys, while his film score repertoire includes classics like all three Toy Story movies, Seabiscuit and A Bug's Life, just to name a few! Newman will be joined on stage by the Pittsburgh Symphony under the direction of Resident Conductor Fawzi Haimor and will take his own turn at conducting the orchestra for part of the concert. The audience will hear hits like You've Got a Friend in Me, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Short People and many more.

Tickets for Thursday Night Icons: Randy Newman with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra range in price from $39 to $139 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/icons.

Those interested in attending more than one summer concert can craft their own series of concerts at a discounted rate. Buy tickets to two concerts and receive 10% off the ticket price; three concerts receive 20% off the ticket price; and four or more concerts receive 30% off the ticket price. These discounts are only available via phone or in person at the Heinz Hall box office. Pittsburgh Symphony subscribers can receive a 15% subscriber discount by calling their patron services representative (PSR).

Randy Newman was born on November 28, 1943 into a famously musical family ” his uncles Alfred, Lionel and Emil were all well-respected film composers and conductors. Even Randy's father Irving Newman ” a prominent physician ” wrote a song for Bing Crosby. Perhaps then it's no surprise that at 17, Randy Newman was already a professional songwriter in his own right, knocking out tunes for a Los Angeles publishing house. When his longtime friend Lenny Waronker helped Newman get a recording contract with Reprise Records, Newman dropped out of UCLA where he was studying music one semester short of graduation. In 1968, he made his debut with the orchestral Randy Newman, and before long Newman's extraordinary and eclectic compositions were being recorded by an unusually wide range of artists, from Pat Boone to Ray Charles, Peggy Lee to Wilson Pickett. Critics rightly raved about Newman's 1970 sophomore effort 12 Songs, and increasingly the public started to take notice with albums like 1970's Live (like Songbook, an opportunity to hear Newman playing alone), and even more so with 1972's classic Sail Away and 1974's brilliant and controversial Good Old Boys. His musical depth and the literary quality and edge of his character-oriented lyrics struck critics. With 1977's Top Ten Little Criminals, Newman experienced a huge left-field smash in the unlikely form of Short People ” a rare, strange and at times uncomfortable brush with full-blown pop stardom for Newman. Less surprisingly, Newman soon managed to successfully slow any annoying career momentum with 1979's Born Again ” a decidedly barbed piece of work which pictured Newman on the cover in Kiss-styled make-up with a dollar sign on his face. How fitting for a dark piece of work that features It's Money That I Love, a memorable comment on runaway capitalism that's now reprised on The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 

1. In the 80s, Newman was dividing his time between film composing and recording his own albums, with the former work seemingly making the later efforts increasingly infrequent. In 1981, Newman released his exquisite score for Milos Forman's adaptation of E.L. Doctrow's Ragtime ” earning him his first two of 16 Oscar nominations for Best Score and Best Song. 1983 saw the release of Trouble in Paradise, while the next year saw the release of Newman's Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated score for The Natural. Following some more film work, Newman finally got around to recording another studio album. 

1988's Land of Dreams was another breakthrough work marked by some of Newman's most personal and powerful work yet. In the 90s, Newman enjoyed massive success with his film work, as well as winning a 1990 Emmy for his music in the pilot of Cop Rock. Amusingly and surprisingly to many longtime fans, the cutting social critic and sometime brilliant curmudgeon somehow found himself becoming a beloved children's entertainer thanks to his outstanding music for films like 1995's Toy Story, 1996's James and the Giant Peach, 1997's Cats Don't Dance, 1998's Bug's Life and 1999's Toy Story 2. Newman won three more Grammys for his work on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc. Still, Newman managed to play to the adult audience as well with his darkly hilarious take on Faust”the 1995 recording of which included performances by Don Henley, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor. 

Towards the end of the decade, Newman put out an impressive four-CD compilation, 1998's Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman and a strong new album for DreamWorks, 1999's Bad Love ” Newman's first collaboration with Mitchell Froom. In 2002, Newman finally won his first Oscar for If I Didn't Have You from Monsters Inc. If it's not Newman's style to look forward with optimism, it's also not his personal preference to look back, whether in anger or in any other emotion. Yet somehow he still does so brilliantly on The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. I (2003), his illuminating first effort for the Nonesuch label. The 18-song set finds Newman singing and playing piano on powerful new solo versions of his early classics and his more recent gems, as well as a few examples of the Oscar-winning composer's film music. The album is an intimate and powerful reminder of the enduring work that has established Newman as a songwriter's songwriter”one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters ever to be at play in the fields of popular music.

Fawzi Haimor holds the position of resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he conducts a variety of concerts including classical, pops, education and outreach. While in Pittsburgh, he has served as a cover to esteemed conductors including Manfred Honeck, Leonard Slatkin, Gianandrea Noseda, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and Yan Pascal Tortelier. In his first European season, Haimor made an impressive debut with the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Bruckner's Symphony No.4 and was re-invited after the first rehearsal. In the United Kingdom, he appeared with the WГrttembergisches Kammerorchester at the Cadogan Hall, London with a contemporary programme and with Sinfonia ViVA in a classical programme, including Schumann cello concerto with Leonard Elschenbroich and Beethoven Symphony No.1. 

The Derby Telegraph noted of the Beethoven, A buoyant scherzo was followed by a runaway romp of a finale, the criss-crossing scale-patterns exhilarating in their precision and incisiveness. Elsewhere, Haimor works with Jacksonville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Erie Chamber Orchestra and Amman Symphony in the Middle East. Highlights for the 2014-2015 season include returning to the Orquesta Sinfonia di Porto and debuts with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi with Prokofiev's 7th Symphony, Haydn Orchesta Bolzano, Qatar Philharmonic, Bursa State Orchestra, Turkey and education projects with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg with a staged production of Grieg's Peer Gynt. Haimor was invited to attend rehearsals with the West Eastern Divan Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim this summer at the Teatro ColГn, Buenos Aires. 

His repertoire includes the late romantic Germanic works, 19th and 20th century Russian and American composers, plus he is a committed advocate of contemporary music and has performed works by composers such as Kevin Puts, Bela Fleck, Mohammed Fairouz and Avner Dorman. Passionate about the education of young musicians, Haimor was the first music director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and has subsequently been invited to guest conduct youth ensembles across the United States. An eloquent and compelling speaker from the podium, he was the founder of the Davis Summer Symphony which is geared towards the education and outreach of classical music in the community. Born in Chicago in 1983, Haimor was raised in the Middle East and the San Francisco Bay area. He completed his violin training at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University, where he studied under David Effron and Arthur Fagen. He earned bachelor's degrees in both music and neurobiology, a master's degree in conducting from the University of California-Davis, and second master's in instrumental conducting at Indiana University.



The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.



Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The cornerstone of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, Heinz Hall also hosts many other events that do not feature its world-renowned orchestra, including Broadway shows, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org.

Editors please note:

Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THURSDAY NIGHT ICONS: RANDY NEWMAN WITH THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
RANDY NEWMAN, vocalist
FAWZI HAIMOR, conductor

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Publish Date: 07-08-2015 06:08:00
 




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Media Contacts:Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / 412-471-1578, Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / 412-471-8717, Roth@TrustArts.org

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
GATEWAY TO THE ARTS MERGES WITH PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
Merger Exemplifies Commitment to the Professional Development of Artists and to the Value of Integrated Arts Education in the Region
Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Gateway to the Arts announced that Gateway to the Arts will merge with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust effective July 1, 2015.  The merger will provide a greater opportunity to advance the mission”and promote the core values”of Gateway to the Arts within the Pittsburgh community and surrounding regions.  The merger joins Gateway to the Arts and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Education Department. 
This is a win-win situation, a merger of strengths, as Gateway to the Arts' brand, quality of programming, teaching artists and their affiliation with Wolf Trap and Young Audiences Inc. combines with the artistic mission and powerful infrastructure of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, shared Ann Felter and Stacey Davis, Co-Chairs of the Gateway to the Arts Board.  We are confident that it will significantly advance the mission of both organizations in a most meaningful, impactful way.   This merger will leverage resources and be a new, innovative ways for arts organizations to work together to maximize the value each brings to the community.
J. Kevin McMahon, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust commented, Gateway to the Arts has a long standing history of providing arts education and artist training to the region.  The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to provide a platform that can broaden the impact of that work.  The Trust is excited about the new and immersive experiences that will be made available to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Since 1957, Gateway to the Arts has nurtured successful relationships between students, educators, artists and families in 15 counties within Western Pennsylvania.  The organization is known for its diverse roster of teaching artists and arts integration models for K-12 settings.  In recent years, Gateway to the Arts worked closely with the Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Childhood Education Program ("ECEP") and in August 2008 the organization became the only Pennsylvania affiliate of the prestigious Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning in the Arts. 
The value of the arts in education and in the lives of children will remain the focus and efforts to support those values will be sustained more efficiently through the merger.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has managed four other successful mergers during its thirty year history, including Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh Dance Council, Pittsburgh International Children's Theater Series, and Highmark First Night Pittsburgh.                 
Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.
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Publish Date: 06-05-2015 05:27:00
 
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THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
JURIED VISUAL ART EXHIBITION RECIPIENTS
BEST IN SHOW AND JUROR'S AWARD
PART OF THE
56TH ANNUAL DOLLAR BANK THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL
UNSEEN/UNHEARD 
POINT STATE PARK | CULTURAL DISTRICT | GATEWAY CENTER
10 DAYS OF FREE music + art | JUNE 5 14, 2015 

Pittsburgh, PAThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce
the recipients of ˜Best in Show' and ˜Juror's Award' from the Juried Visual Art Exhibition, part of the 56th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  
The Juried Visual Art Exhibition ˜Best in Show' was awarded to Ivette Spradlin (Pittsburgh, PA) and Athena Frances Harden (Pittsburgh, PA) for their video You are Gone, I am Here (2014); and the ˜Juror's Award' was presented to Robert Sholties (Glenshaw, PA) for his painting Out of Balance (2014).   

I'm happy to be part of this year's Juried Exhibition and grateful to these artists, near and far, who shared their work with us, commented Astria Suparak, Juror for the 2015 Juried Visual Art Exhibition. These are the works that captured my attention during the 'blind' jury process, without knowing who the artists were or anything about their careers. From painting and sculpture, to fiber work and carved wood furniture, to relational aesthetics and digital landscapes, you'll see a range of work from here to Tehran.
Ivette Spradlin and Athena Frances Harden's video You are Gone, I am Here (2014) is a collaborative project that serves as a "representation of connection," the artists write. Despite their distance during the making of this video, they each shot daily footage of the sky, something that they both saw every day, and sent the videos (shot on iPhones) to each other as postcards. What is revealed beyond their different surroundings and lives is their visual tendencies as well as their desires. To watch the video You are Gone, I am Here, visit: https://vimeo.com/129478583.
Artist Robert Sholties describes his hyper-detailed dream landscape painting Out of Balance (2014),When thoughtfulness, logic and reason are abandoned.  It is one of three allegorical paintings of his in this year's Juried Visual Art Exhibition. 



Astria Suparak, Juror for the 2015 Juried Visual Art Exhibition, has curated exhibitions, screenings, live music events and performances for art spaces, film festivals, and academic venues internationally. She was previously the director and curator of Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery, where she curated The Yes Men's first solo exhibition, Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan CollectionsRituals, and Obsessions, and the nationally touring Alien She, among other exhibitions. www.astriasuparak.com

The Juried Visual Art Exhibition is free and open to the public during the festival (June 5-14, 2015), from Noon to 8:00pm in the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, 4th Floor, downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District.

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a 10-day celebration of the arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is unlike any other in the nation, recently being nominated by USA Today.com for being the Best Art Festival in the nation. 

This year, the Artist Market, Juried Art Exhibition, and Festival Special Projects will draw from a unique Festival theme of UNSEEN/UNHEARD. This theme speaks to the idea of the exploration and vocalization of narratives that are not heard, or are marginalized. Topics related to the theme may include and are not limited to historical and colonial narratives never heard before, social justice issues, homelessness, or mental illness.  The theme is also inherently geared towards emerging artists and the artistic possibilities involved in UNSEEN/UNHEARD are endless.



About The Juried Visual Art Exhibition
This is the first year in nearly two decades that the exhibition, founded in 1962, opened its applications to artists living outside of the Pittsburgh region. The expanded call resulted in 500 entries from 39 states and from as far as Tehran. This is also the first time in several years the entire festival has an overarching framework: Unseen/Unheard. Under this motif, artists who had never exhibited at TRAF were encouraged to apply, and artworks that explored unheard narratives or brought into greater visibility individuals, cultures and social issues were welcomed.  From this great pool of entries, 36 works by 28 artists were selected through a blind jury process, with the artists' identities undisclosed and regardless of resume or career level.


From painting and sculpture, to fiber work and carved wood furniture, to relational aesthetics and digital landscapes, the projects on view run a gamut of contemporary art and craft. Astria Suparak served as the 2015 JVAE Juror and the exhibition was designed by Carin Mincemoyer, JVAE Exhibition Coordinator. 
2015 JVAE Artists: Susan Baus, Thomas Bigatel, Jacob Brown, David Burke, Cynthia Cable, Carolyn Carson, Zhiwan Cheung, Lawrence Cwik, Steve Gurysh, Faraz Habiballahian, Lindsey Hayakawa, Anna Kell, Colleen Kelsey, Saberah Malik, Julie Mallis, Matthias Neumann, Quoctrung Nguyen, Meghan Olson, Keunho Peter Park, Rachel Rampleman, Melissa Riggatire, Robert Sholties, Bill Snyder, Gerri Spilka, Ivette Spradlin and Athena Frances Harden, Julian Stropes, Ronald Wasiluk and Shawn Watrous. 

People's Choice Award - Voting Open to the Public
The Juried Visual Art Exhibition provides the public with an opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork on display during this year's festival.  The ˜People's Choice' award vote can be done on-site using the convenient tablets and by smartphone or online at TrustArts.org/voteTRAF. The ˜People's Choice' award-winning artist will receive a cash prize as well as the opportunity to show new work at the 2016 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.



The multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and is open to the public. Attracting over 400,000 visitors annually, the Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city's world-renowned Cultural District. 

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is made possible by the generous support of Peoples Natural Gas (Artist Market Presenter), Giant Eagle (Creativity Zone Presenter); Foundation Partners including The Bessie F. Anathan Charitable Trust of the Pittsburgh Foundation, Buhl Foundation, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Colcom Foundation, FISA Foundation, The Grable Foundation, The Laurel Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation.  Festival Supporters include Calgon Carbon and Sensodyne. 

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is also supported by several festival and media partners, all of who can be found on the current supporter's page at TrustArts.org/TRAF.
For up to date information and a full schedule (including locations, dates and times) for the festival, visit www.TrustArts.org/TRAF

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. Each of its world-class, multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions is free to attend and open to the public! The Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh's famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city's world-renowned Cultural District.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
 Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook

 

Publish Date: 06-03-2015 23:41:00
 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPCOMING PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
Pittsburgh, PA, June 3, 2015 ”
EXHIBITIONS

Exposures

Through June 28, 2015
For the second installment of Exposures, The Warhol presents Pittsburgh-based
artist Cecilia Ebitz's Good Intentions, an installation inspired by the work and
teachings of artist Corita Kent. With existing work I Wanna be free (2011), and two
new works, Try Trusting it for awhile and Joyous Revolution, Ebitz uses Kent's
teachings to shape her practice while maintaining her aesthetic. Using a playful
palette bright with the colors of childhood and ordinary objects and materials, Ebitz
reminds the viewer of the beauty and poetry in the everyday. The exhibition's
accompanying selection of artist-designed objects available in The Warhol Store
feature ceramics by Brooklyn-based Cassie Griffin, lamps by Pittsburgh artist Ron
Copeland, and tin works by Pittsburgh-based Workerbird.
Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York
Through September 6, 2015

This exhibition explores the work of Philip Pearlstein, Dorothy Cantor, and Andy
Warhol as students in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon
University), and as aspiring artists in New York City. This early period was one of
close association between Warhol and Pearlstein as they were fellow students,
roommates in New York, and eager artists working in commercial illustration.
Cantor, one year behind them in school, was equally looking to pursue her work, but
left her practice when she started a family with Pearlstein. This exhibition is the first
to study this important period for the three artists. The exhibition also features
Pearlstein's most-recent paintings”a brand new series that has never before been
exhibited.

One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum ”

GLYCERINE and ROSE WATER

Through October 4, 2015
The Warhol presents a site-specific artwork by the German/Dutch artist Stefan Hoffmann. Hoffmann uses his process of vertical silkscreen printing to transform the museum's entrance space windows and doors during the month of June. The sites Hoffmann chooses for his installations span the globe from a contemporary art center in Tokyo, to a neighborhood shop and cafГ in the United Kingdom, to a youth gymnasium in Rankin, PA. He has also worked on projects at museums in Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Quebec City. Like Warhol, Hoffmann appropriates everyday imagery as source material for his work, challenging audiences to critically reflect on our shared visual culture.

EVENTS

Good Fridays sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby
Fridays through October 31, 2015
510 p.m.
Each Good Friday from May 1 to October 31, 2015, is sponsored by Cohen & Grigsby. For a more social experience, the museum is open late with a cash bar in the entrance gallery and half-price regular museum admission.
Half-price museum admission

Half-Pint Prints

Saturday, June 6, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission

Pittsburgh Youth Pride Prom: There's No Place Like Candyland

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol Museum
6 p.m.

GLSEN Pittsburgh and The Andy Warhol Museum co-host the annual Pittsburgh Youth Pride Prom at The Warhol. 

The Pride Prom is a youth-organized social event in its eighth year for young people ages 1320 throughout the region, and it is the only all-youth event during Pride month. This year's theme There's No Place Like Candyland is a festive cross between The Wizard of Oz and Candy Land.
Tickets $10 advance / $15 at the door; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300
Summer Camps
Andy Warhol: Pop Portraits and Selfies, June 812, 2015
Vertical Silkscreen Printing with Stefan Hoffmann, June 1519, 2015
Ultra Violet Pop, July 2731, 2015
The Warhol offers summer camps for children ages 810. Camps may be combined with Aftercamp Adventures for a complete day of programming. Camps include a variety of content, from working with our visiting artist to designing pop portraits. Summer Camps are held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Aftercamp Adventures are available each day from 1 to 4 p.m. For a complete list of programs and to register, please visit www.warhol.org/camps. Space is limited.
Summer Camps are $175 per week ($140 members); Aftercamp Adventures are $125 per week ($100 members); visit www.warhol.org/camps or call 412.237.8356
Sound Series: Betty Douglas & Co.
Friday, June 19, 2015
8 p.m.

The Warhol theater

The Warhol welcomes Betty Douglas & Co., for an evening of jazz, presented in connection with the exhibition Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York. Ms. Douglas is a Pittsburgh-based artist and musician, who studied in Carnegie Tech's Department of Painting and Design, overlapping with Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol, and Dorothy Cantor, and she became the program's first African-American graduate in 1951. She and her band have developed a set reflecting the era of the late 1940s and early 1950s, including classics by such iconic performers as Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, and Mabel Mercer.
Tickets $10 / $8 members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300
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Teacher Workshop
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
4:30 p.m.
The Warhol hosts a teacher workshop to coincide with the exhibition Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York. This exhibition is the first to explore the work of Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol, and Dorothy Cantor as students at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and as young artists breaking into the 1950s New York art world. Through hands-on studio and silkscreening projects, teachers explore the path that all three artists took from their early Pittsburgh roots to their ambitious start in New York. Three ACT 48 Credit hours are available to teachers. Tickets $35; visit www.warhol.org/education/school/workshops/ or call 412.237.8365

Half-Pint Prints

Saturday, August 1, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place
the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission
Josh & Gab
Saturday, August 8, 2015
2 p.m.

The Warhol theater

Josh & Gab is a Pittsburgh-based musical comedy duo, best known for its award-winning anti-bullying school programs, which has been featured in more than 200 Pittsburgh-area schools and in six states. The team provides a high-energy mix of original pop songs, interactive stand-up comedy, and family-friendly theater. The program is presented in connection with Year of the Family at The Warhol.
Free with museum admission
Sound Series: Anime'BOP! Ensemble
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Warhol theater
The Warhol partners with Anime'BOP! and MAC (Mid-Atlantic Contemporary) Ballet to present OF ORDINARY THINGS, 


Inspirations from Warhol. As part of the museum's Year of the Family celebration, this multimedia project features Anime'BOP!, which stands for bassoon, oboe, and piano, performing a series of short compositions, accompanied by MAC dancers and inspired by Warhol images and quotes projected behind the performers on stage. The family-friendly 2 p.m. performance is an hour long and offered free with support from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Sprout Fund. The 7 p.m. full performance is ticketed with open seating.
Tickets for the 2 p.m. performance are FREE; Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are $15 / $10 students & seniors; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

KID CITY Dance Party with DJ KellyMom

Saturday, August 22, 2015
10 a.m.
The Warhol entrance space
At KID CITY, Pittsburgh's own DJ KellyMom spins indie rock kids love to dance to, featuring artists like DEVO, The Velvet Underground, The Cars, The Smiths, Blondie, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys, James Brown, The Clash, and Martha and the Vandellas, among others. The program is presented in connection with Year of the Family at The Warhol.
Free with museum admission

Half-Pint Prints

Saturday, September 5, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place
the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission
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Trans-Q Live!
Friday, September 18, 2015
8 p.m.


The Warhol theaterTrans-Q Live! presents a queer evening of performance, dance, poetry, comedy, resplendent fantasies, music, and so much more. 


The event is hosted by Joe Hall, with performances by Blakk Rapp Madusa, Cindy Crotchford, Jasmine Hearn/Alisha Wormsley, Moonbaby/Mario Ashkar, Bekezela Mguni, Slowdanger, and The
Bang Gang. A reception and dance party take place after the performance with DJ Sassy Suggestions, and a cash bar is available. The event is co-presented with Trans-Q Television, a project of Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Arts in Society, and it is produced by Scott Andrew, Adil Mansoor, and Suzie Silver. Tickets $10 / $8 members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Television

Friday, September 25, 2015
8 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall (Oakland)
The Warhol welcomes Television to the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland for a rare North American
performance and much anticipated follow-up to Tom Verlaine's solo performance at the Hall last October as part of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films. The current band, which features Verlaine and Jimmy Rip on guitar, Fred Smith on bass, and Billy Ficca on drums, has been active again in the past two years, playing such notable festivals as Big Ears and All Tomorrow's Parties.
The event is co-presented with WYEP 91.3FM.
Tickets $30 / $25 members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300


RADical Day 2015, Featuring FREE admission

Sunday, September 27, 2015
10 a.m.
As part of RADical Days 2015, The Warhol is offering FREE admission from 10 a.m.5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015. RADical Days is an annual event celebrating the region's assets with free admission, musical and dance
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Half-Pint Prints
Saturday, October 3, 2015

10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission

Sounds Series: An Evening with Luna

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
8 p.m.
The Warhol entrance space
The Warhol welcomes back the highly influential indie rock band Luna for an intimate show in the museum's entrance space during its 10 year reunion tour. The band last performed at The Warhol in
the museum's parking lot in 2000. Over the past 15 years, the museum has developed a strong relationship with band members Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, including their involvement with the performance commissions 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests and Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films.
Tickets $25 / $20 Members and students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300
Richard Maxwell / New York City Players: The Evening
Friday, October 23, 2015
8 p.m.

New Hazlett Theater

The Warhol partners with the New Hazlett Theater to present The Evening by playwright-director Richard Maxwell, who The New York Times recently referred to as perhaps the greatest American experimental theater auteur of his generation.

The Evening is considered the first installment of a Divine Comedy-inspired triptych that features signature Maxwell elements such a minimalist aesthetic and live music. This performance contains adult subject matter and strong language. This performance was commissioned by the 2014 Spalding Gray Award and supported in part by an award through the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets $15 / $12 Members & students; visit www.warhol.org or call 412-237-8300

Half-Pint Prints
Saturday, November 7, 2015

10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families work with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission

KID CITY Dance Party with DJ KellyMom
Saturday, November 14, 2015

10 a.m.
The Warhol entrance space
At KID CITY, Pittsburgh's own DJ KellyMom spins indie rock kids love to dance to, featuring artists like DEVO, The Velvet Underground, The Cars, The Smiths, Blondie, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys, James Brown, The Clash, and Martha and the Vandellas, among others. The program is presented in connection with Year of the Family at The Warhol.
Free with museum admission
Half-Pint Prints
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10 a.m.
Education studio
This monthly silkscreen printing activity for families with children ages 1 to 4 years old takes place the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Families
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with The Warhol's artist educators to create silkscreen prints during this drop-in studio program.
Free with museum admission
ONGOING PROGRAMS
GOOD FRIDAYS
Every Friday, 510 p.m.
For a more social experience, the museum is open late with a cash bar in the entrance gallery and special half-price regular museum admission. Many Good Fridays also feature special programs including music, film, performances, and more. Be sure to check our online calendar for specific weekly special programming (additional ticket pricing may apply).
The Factory (Underground Studio)
TuesdayFriday, 1:305 p.m.; SaturdaySunday, 125 p.m.
Visitors to our underground studio The Factory are encouraged to try out some of Warhol's signature art-making techniques like blotted line drawing, acetate collage, and silkscreen printing.
Free with museum admission

Daily Gallery Talks

Experience a tours and discussions on a wide range of topics including Warhol's work practices, his life, and more. The 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. gallery talks are led by either Donald Warhola, artist educators, collections staff, or curatorial staff. The 1 p.m. talks are silkscreen demonstrations led by artist educators. These 30 minute talks include time for visitors to present their own insights and ask questions.
Free with museum admission
Pop Generation
Last Thursday of each month, 11 a.m.
For the generation that inspired Warhol, Pop Generation is a new program exclusively for older adults, age 65 and over, which takes place the last Thursday of
month and features educational tours and complimentary refreshments. For a list of tour topics, please visit http://www.warhol.org/whatson/publicprograms/.
Tickets $10/members free
The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.

About The Andy Warhol Museum

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol's artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Additional information about The Warhol is available at www.warhol.org.

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established 120 years ago by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.3 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.
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Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, and Sun 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
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Fri, 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Mon closed
Admission: Members free
Adults $20; Children/Students $10
Good Fridays 5 10 p.m., half-price museum admission
The Warhol Store/The Warhol CafГ free

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
ajones@pittsburghCLO.org

Tony Award-Winner Billy Porter toTrade his Boots for a Tux at the 2015 Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball!
Pittsburgh, PA · April 23, 2015 ” The Pittsburgh CLO Guild celebrates 60 years of the Guild Ball this year with their most exciting guest star yet!  This festive celebration will be highlighted by a special performance by Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning singer, actor, playwright and director BILLY PORTER.  A Pittsburgh native and CLO alumnus, Mr. Porter was honored with the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical for his unforgettable turn as Lola in the Broadway smash hit KINKY BOOTS. Hailed as a force of nature by the New York Daily News and praised by the Associated Press for his touching, sassy, nuanced performance, often in 8-inch heels, Mr. Porter is an unforgettable talent you won't want to miss. He will return again in August to reprise his role in KINKY BOOTS for one week only, August 4 - 9!


The 60th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball, chaired by Christina O'Toole, will be held on Saturday, June 6 at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh. This year's theme, These Boots are Made for Dancin', is a celebration of Pittsburgh CLO's upcoming premiere of KINKY BOOTS and the 2015 Summer Season.  The evening will include the annual sale of Pink Boxes and a silent auction featuring several luxury items.
Proceeds from the Ball support Pittsburgh CLO's Education and Outreach Programs, such as the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater, CLO Summer Internship Program and the CLO Mini-Stars. The Guild also offers college scholarship assistance to deserving students pursuing performing arts training. For additional information or ball reservations, please contact Andrew Frey at 412-281-3973x234 or afrey@pittsburghCLO.org.

Billy Porter as Lola in "Kinky Boots" from
Broadway.com

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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 20 Broadway shows (25 Tony Awards) featuring the current productions of Kinky Boots and Matilda. Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academythe CLO Mini Starsthe Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, theNational High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

 

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For Immediate Release
April 27, 2015

THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 SEASON FOR SCOTTISH RITE CATHEDRAL SERIES

PITTSBURGH”The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Scottish Rite Cathedral Series celebrates its 15th anniversary during the 2015-2016 season with a diverse selection of concerts that hits all the right notes.
The season opens on Friday, December 18 with one of the most festive nights of the year ” Holiday Pops! Guest conductor Daniel Meyer leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a sleigh full of guest artists in favorite carols, cherished holiday tunes, seasonal orchestral pieces and a Christmas sing-along.

Music Director Manfred Honeck comes to the Scottish Rite Cathedral on Thursday, February 25. He leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, PathГtique, which was recorded in the 2014-2015 season for future release. The orchestra also will perform Haydn's Symphony No. 93 in D major, the first of the 12 London symphonies he wrote during a two-year period in the English capital. The remaining piece on the program will be a surprise just for the New Castle audience!

The series wraps up on April 9, 2016 with a celebration of 50 years of movie scores in The Ultimate Oscars. This program features Oscar-winning scores from movies like The Godfather, Star Wars, Schindler's List and many more. Please note that film clips are not part of this performance.

Three-concert season packages go on sale May 1 and are $33-$150. Packages can be purchased by calling 800-743-8560 or visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/src. Packages for the 2015-2016 season also can be purchased in person prior to the final concert of the 2014-2015 season, The Art of Music, on Wednesday, May 20. Tickets for individual concerts will go on sale this summer.
All concerts are held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle. Pre-concert dinners are held at the cathedral, beginning at 6 p.m., before each performance. Call 724-654-6683 for reservations.
2015-2016 Scottish Rite Cathedral Series at a Glance
Programs, artists and dates are subject to change

Friday, December 18, 2015
Holiday Pops!
Daniel Meyer, conductor

A sleigh full of favorite carols, cherished holiday tunes, seasonal orchestral pieces and a Christmas carol sing-along are headed to the Scottish Rite Cathedral. One of the most festive concerts of this year, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Daniel Meyer, will delight children of all ages ” from 1 to 92.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tchaikovsky and Haydn
Manfred Honeck, conductor

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in Tchaikovsky's emotional and pain-filled Symphony No. 6, PathГtique, and Haydn's Symphony No. 93 in D major. The program includes a third work that will be a surprise just for the New Castle audience!

Saturday, April 9, 2016
The Ultimate Oscars
Celebrate 50 years of Oscar-winning scores”from John Williams to John Barry”with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900”including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.
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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Vice President of Communications and External Relations
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: 
lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: 
jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org
Twitter: @pghsymphony Facebook: facebook.com/PittsburghSymphonyOrchestra

 

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For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NAMES MELIA PETERS TOURANGEAU AS PRESIDENT AND CEO

PITTSBURGH”The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Melia Peters Tourangeau as its new president and CEO. Tourangeau comes to Pittsburgh from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she has served as president and chief executive officer of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) for the last seven years.
Tourangeau, 43, will join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in August of this year. She succeeds James A. Wilkinson, who is retiring.
Throughout her tenures at orchestras in Utah and Michigan, Melia Tourangeau has shown herself to be a creative, collaborative and strong leader, said Richard P. Simmons, chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees. We are confident she is the right person to support and grow the world-class artistic excellence for which the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has always been known.
The search committee spent about eight months conducting a national search for Wilkinson's replacement. Tom Todd, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra trustee and chair of the search committee, said that Tourangeau met all of the committee's demanding criteria.
We were looking for someone with not only proven leadership skills, a passion for orchestral music and a track record of increased earned and contributed revenues, but also a leader who believes in our great Orchestra's commitment to becoming an increasingly vital part of the fabric of our community and has the capability to effectively communicate our strong case for support to all our diverse constituencies, said Todd. Melia fits that bill in all respects.
In 2008, Tourangeau became the head of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the only combined 52-week orchestra and opera organization in the United States. Under her leadership, USUO, which has an $19-million operating budget and 85 contracted musicians, increased ticket revenue by more than $1 million, returned its Annual Fund to pre-recession levels and secured millions in bridge funding over a four-year period while holding expense increases to a 6% increase over six years.
Prior to joining USUO, Tourangeau was president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan, where she was responsible for the overall financial, operational and administrative management of the organization. She joined that symphony in 1997 as education director and moved through ranks to director of operations and vice president and general manager before being named president. She began her administrative career with the Akron Symphony Orchestra as education coordinator.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome Melia Tourangeau as our next president and CEO, said Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  I am very excited about the future of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra given her sure-handed leadership, commitment and strategic vision. Melia's deep love and passion for music is obvious and I look forward to working closely together with her.
Tourangeau received her Bachelor of Music degree in 1994 from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music with a major in piano performance and a minor in musicology. In 2007, she earned a master's degree in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit leadership from Grand Valley State University.
Having a president and CEO who has experience as both a musician and administrator and has shown a real commitment to open lines of communication with all constituencies is an exciting development for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, said Micah Howard, chair of the Orchestra Committee and member of the Search Committee. "The musicians are looking forward to working with a leader who has shown such dedication to advancing symphonic music." 

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the finest ensembles in the world and it is an honor and privilege to be chosen as their new president and CEO, said Tourangeau.  I am thrilled to work with Maestro Honeck, the musicians, the staff and the Board in continuing to foster the international reputation of this exceptional orchestra, sharing our core work and building strong relationships with our current and future audiences, as well as creating new opportunities to have the orchestra engage in meaningful ways with the greater Pittsburgh community and beyond.
Tourangeau will move to Pittsburgh this summer with her husband, Mike, and two children, Olivia, 10, and Zacharie, 7.

 

Publish Date: 04-23-2015 09:58:00
 


STEM-BASED ENGINEERING PROGRAM FOR
LOCAL STUDENTS CULMINATES WITH COMPETITION THIS MAY
PITTSBURGH”Over the last five years, WQED has engaged several hundred middle school students through its Design Lives Here program.

Participating educators and students of the program utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities and content from Design Squad Nation episodes (airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on WQED-TV) and

Made possible by ANSYS, MSA Safety Incorporated (MSA), Bombardier Transportation, and American Design Lives Here is presented by WQED in partnership with the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and Inventionland.

On Friday, May 1, 2015 these students will come to Inventionland in RIDC Park for Invention Convention , a day-long competition event that includes three hands-on/minds-on engineering challenge activities and the opportunity to speak with engineering mentors and staff. Students will be grouped into teams across schools and given challenges such as Zip Line where they are challenged to design and build a carrier that can transport a Ping-Pong ball from the top of a zip line string to the bottom in four seconds or less using a limited supply of materials. The challenge activities are supported by local engineering mentors, giving students and teachers the opportunity to interact with professional engineers throughout the day. 



In addition to the on-site engineering challenges, students complete one final challenge the Invention Challenge. Prior to attending Invention Convention , students will identify a problem in one of eight invention categories: kitchen/culinary; outdoors; pets; sports/hobbies; toys (non-electronic); vehicles (transportation); wearables/fashion; and miscellaneous. In teams, they will invent a solution to that problem, and illustrate or build a specialized model (prototype) of their invention. Students will then have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and products to the professional inventors at Inventionland and receive specific feedback and coaching regarding those creative designs.
interactive resources, with support from local engineers, to learn about the engineering design process and complete a number of engineering challenges throughout the school year. Aimed at encouraging area kids to learn more about and consider a profession in engineering, this year's program includes seven returning schools with the addition of three new participating schools. Approximately 230 students in grades 5-8 will represent these different southwestern Pennsylvania educational stakeholders in preparation for the culminating competition.
Bridge,
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NOTE TO WORKING PRESS: Photo opportunities are available on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. at Inventionland located at RIDC Park, 585 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238. A copy of the day's agenda is available by request to mpisano@wqed.org. Please note that you will have to sign a waiver to enter the building. 

 

Publish Date: 04-23-2015 09:44:00
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
ajones@pittsburghCLO.org
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Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season to
Feature a GLEEful Cast Complete
with the Brightest Stars of Stage & Screen!
First Casting Announcement for
Summer Festival of Musicals

Pittsburgh, PA · April 22, 2015 ” Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season will be highlighted by stand-out performances from Broadway's best and distinguished stars of film and television, including Jenna Ushkowitz from Fox's hit series Glee and the dynamic duo of Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman from "Guiding Light."

MARY POPPINS, June 9 - 21

from LindseyBliven.com
Lindsey Bliven joins Pittsburgh CLO for the first time in the title role of Mary Poppins. Her credits include the National Tours of Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! and The Wizard of Oz.  In addition, she appeared as Mary Poppins at The Walnut Street Theatre and Music Theatre Wichita.  She holds a BFA in Musical Theater Performance from The University of Oklahoma, Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre.

David Elder returns to Pittsburgh CLO as Bert after starring as Don Lockwood in Pittsburgh CLO's 2014 critically-acclaimed production of Singin' in the Rain.  Mr. Elder previously appeared in the Broadway productions of Curtains, 42nd Street; Kiss Me, Kate; Titanic; Once Upon a Mattress; Beauty and the Beast; Damn Yankees and Guys and Dolls. He recently starred as Bert at The Walnut Street Theatre and Music Theatre Wichita's productions of Mary Poppins where he showcased a big, broad smile that draws us into the wonder of this show! Kansas.com


Mason Park first burst onto the small screen in Nickelodeon's iCarly and has amassed a multitude of impressive credits in his young career spanning television, film and stage.  He was introduced to Pittsburgh CLO through the National High School Musical Theater Awards, during which time he was featured on PBS's reality series Broadway or Bust.   Mr. Alexander is making his Pittsburgh CLO debut in the roles of Miss Andrews, Miss Smythe and Queen Victoria.  He is currently a student at Point Park University and is the founder of P.A.R.K. Productions.
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Robert Newman returns to Pittsburgh CLO to play Herbie after appearances in The Full Monty and A Little Night Music. He has guest-starred on several television shows including Homeland, N.C.I.S., Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Santa Barbara, General Hospital and his celebrated role as Josh Lewis on Guiding Light.  Mr. Newman has been nominated for four Soap Opera Digestawards for his role as Josh Lewis. In addition, he was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.Amanda Rose last appeared on the Pittsburgh CLO stage as Betty Schaefer inSunset Boulevard and returns to Pittsburgh in the role of Louise.  She previously starred as Nessarose in the Broadway and National Touring production of WICKEDin addition to her work on the National Tours of Doctor Dolittle and Oklahoma! Ms. Rose has starred in productions for Walnut Street Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus and Goodspeed Opera House in addition to many others throughout the country.

Kim Zimmer makes her Pittsburgh CLO debut as Mama Rose.  She is best known for her role as Reva Shayne on CBS's Guiding Light, for which she won four Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.  She also appeared on Seinfeld, Babylon 5, University Hospital, Santa Barbara, Designing Women and countless other television shows.  Her work in the theater includes the National Tour of WICKED and countless regional roles.  She joins her former co-star on Guiding Light, Robert Newman, in this American musical masterpiece.
THE WEDDING SINGER, July 24 August 2Kirsten Scott is a Pittsburgh native and Carnegie Mellon University graduate who counts among her many credits Broadway roles in Jersey Boys, Big Fish, Follies andHairspray.  She returns to Pittsburgh CLO as Holly after appearing in Curtains in 2010.     
Matthew Scott charmed audiences last summer as Emmett in Pittsburgh CLO'sLegally Blonde The Musical.  He now returns as Robbie to join his wife Kirsten Scott, in the cast of The Wedding Singer. Mr. Scott appeared in the Broadway productions of Sondheim on Sondheim, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in addition to regional roles in Beaches, Company, The Light in the Piazza, Sunset Boulevard (Pittsburgh CLO, opposite Liz Callaway), West Side Story, My Fair Lady, South Pacific and countless others. 
Jenna Ushkowitz is making her Pittsburgh CLO debut as Julia, the role first made famous by Drew Barrymore in the film The Wedding Singer.   Ms. Ushkowitz began her career at a very young age on the set of Sesame Street.   She went on to appear in episodes of Reading Rainbow, As the World Turns, and many other television series before making her Broadway debut in The King and I in 1996.  Ms. Ushkowitz returned to Broadway in Spring Awakening in 2008 alongside future co-star Lea Michele before they both rocketed to fame as cast members in the hit Fox television show Glee.

Additional casting news will be released in the weeks ahead, including casting details for MAN OF LA MANCHA!
Tickets for Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season
Tickets are on sale now at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call our Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit pittsburghCLO.org for further information.
Pittsburgh CLO offers family-affordable and flexible Season Ticket packages to fit even the busiest summer schedule.  See three shows for under $50 when you buy Season Tickets today!
Full and partial packages are now available.  The 6-Show Premium Series allows season ticket buyers to see six award-winning summer musicals.  Flexible packages allow buyers to design their own season.  Season Ticket Buyers can choose a 3-Show Series or the Pick-3 Series.  A complete list of options is available atpittsburghCLO.org.  Season Ticket packages may be ordered online or by calling 412-281-2822.
Pittsburgh CLO gratefully acknowledges the generosity of PNC for its sponsorship of the PNC Spotlight Series, our Season Sponsors: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WTAE-TV, and Giant Eagle for its sponsorship of select half-price children's tickets for MARY POPPINS.

 

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Image: Andy Warhol, Screen Test: Bob Dylan [ST82], 1966, 16mm film, black-and-white, silent, 4.6 minutes at 16 frames per second, 2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum.









 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES SCREEN TESTS ARE PART OF MIDNIGHT MOMENT IN NEW YORK'S TIMES SQUARE

 
Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2015 ”

Midnight Moment
May 1 30, 2015

The Andy Warhol Museum announces the public presentation of 10 rarely seen Andy Warhol Screen Tests on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight each night in May 2015. The screenings are part of the ongoing project Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. Among the Screen Tests shown are those of Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Harry Smith, and Edie Sedgwick.
Between 1964 and 1966, Warhol created almost 500 of these three-minute film portraits of famous and anonymous visitors to his studio, filming his subjects using a stationary Bolex camera loaded with 100-foot rolls of black and white 16mm film. During the 1960s, these films were seldom shown in public, but were often shown at his studio, The Factory.
Screen Tests featured in Midnight Moments include: Screen Test: Rufus Collins, 1964; Screen Test: Walter Dainwood, 1964; Screen Test: Bob Dylan, 1966; Screen Test: Allen Ginsberg, 1966; Screen Test: Donyale Luna, 1965; Screen Test: Nico, 1966; Screen Test: Lou Reed (Apple), 1966; Screen Test: Twist Jim Rosenquist, 1964; Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick, 1965; and Screen Test: Harry Smith, 1964.
The Andy Warhol Museum is delighted to bring Warhol's Screen Tests to the Times Square Midnight Moment, says Patrick Moore, The Warhol's managing director. Working with our partners at MPC, we now have high quality digital scans of Warhol films that allow us to show them in innovative ways, reflective of Warhol's own cutting edge experiments in cinema. These films, some of which have never been seen or rarely seen, document a moment of great creative energy in New York and sharing them with a new public in Times Square is surely a fitting tribute to the city where they were created.
Andy Warhol is one of 20th century New York's foremost icons, says Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance. It's an honor to showcase his rarely-seen snapshots into the lives of leading musicians and artists of the 60s and bring the era back to the present-day cultural center of Times Square.
We're excited to showcase the work of world renowned artist Andy Warhol in the Crossroads of the World; especially as the content of his work features some of the most iconic advertisements of the 1960s, says Harry Coghlan, chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition.
It's a unique experience to see the gritty, black-and-white nature of Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, harkening back to Times Square's past, displayed on the modern, high-tech digital screens. Visitors and locals will surely be intrigued by this month's Midnight Moment, says Fred Rosenberg, president of the Times Square Advertising Coalition.
The public is invited to participate in the project using #ScreenTestTSq and #MidnightMoment.



The Warhol receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and The Heinz Endowments. Further support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.
 
About The Andy Warhol Museum
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol's birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol's artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.  Additional information about The Warhol is available at www.warhol.org.
About Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC)
Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC)is a trade association comprised of major advertisers, retailers, real estate firms, media companies and other businesses involved in the outdoor sign industry in Times Square, along with organizations representing Broadway and the community.   Members of TSAC include:  ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Daktronics, D3 LED, Digital Domination, Hines Management, Jamestown One Times Square, Lamar Advertising Company, Landmark Sign & Electric, Metro Media Technologies, Newmark Knight Frank, North Shore Neon, P.R.omotion!, Sherwood Outdoor, SL Green, Times Square Alliance, The WOW Factor and Thomson Reuters. Visit www.timessquareadcoalition.org for more information. Follow TSAC on twitter at@TSACNYC
About Times Square Arts
Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways.  Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visitwww.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/index.aspx for more information. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @TSqArts.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established 120 years ago by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.3 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

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Image: Madeleine Peyroux, photo by Rocky Schenck






EXHIBITIONS Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent Closing April 19, 2015 This is the first full-scale survey covering more than 30 years of work by American artist Corita Kent (19181986). In her rich and varied career, she was a designer, teacher, feminist, and activist for civil rights and anti-war causes. Her thousands of posters, murals, and signature serigraphs reflect a combined passion for faith and politics. Kent became one of the most popular graphic artists of the 1960s and 1970s, and her images remain iconic symbols that address the larger questions and concerns of that turbulent time and continue to influence many artists today. Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York May 30 September 6, 2015

This exhibition explores the work of Philip Pearlstein, Dorothy Cantor, and Andy Warhol as students in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and as aspiring artists in New York City. This early period was one of close association between Warhol and Pearlstein as they were fellow students, roommates in New York, and eager artists working in commercial illustration. Cantor, one year younger, was equally looking to pursue her work, but abandoned her practice when she started a family with Pearlstein. This exhibition is the first to study this important period for the three artists. The exhibition also features Pearlstein's most-recent paintings”a brand new series that has never before been exhibited. Exposures Through June 28, 2015 For the second installment of Exposures, The Warhol presents Pittsburgh-based artist Cecilia Ebitz's Good Intentions, an installation inspired by the work and

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One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Upcoming Public Programs at The Andy Warhol MuseumPage 2 -moreteachings of artist Corita Kent. With existing work I Wanna be free (2011), and two new works, Try Trusting it for awhile and Joyous Revolution, Ebitz uses Kent's teachings to shape her practice while maintaining her aesthetic. Using a playful palette bright with the colors of childhood and ordinary objects and materials, Ebitz reminds the viewer of the beauty and poetry in the everyday. The exhibition's accompanying selection of artist-designed objects available in The Warhol Store feature ceramics by Brooklyn-based Cassie Griffin, lamps by Pittsburgh artist Ron Copeland, and tin works by Pittsburgh-based Workerbird
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Publish Date: 04-11-2015 20:07:00
 





For Immediate Release
April 9, 2015
THE TEXAS TENORS RIDE INTO HEINZ HALL
WITH PNC POPS APRIL 24-26
PITTSBURGH A one-of-a-kind classically trained country trio, The Texas Tenors join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall for a weekend of PNC Pops performances on April 24-26. 
Following their star-making turn on America's Got Talent, The Texas Tenors ” John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher ” have evolved into the country's favorite tenors with an eclectic repertoire consisting of Broadway hits, classical, gospel and country music.  Audiences will hear classics like God Bless the USA, Amazing Grace, Unchained Melody and Nessun Dorma, all performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh.
The Texas Tenors will be signing merchandise in the Grand Lobby following each performance.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets, ranging in price from $24.75 to $99.75, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900 or by visiting pittsburghsymphony.org. Learn more about the Texas Tenors at thetexastenors.com.




The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra would like to recognize and thank PNC for its 2014-2015 title sponsorship of PNC Pops. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the official hotel of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh is an engaging conductor of impressive range and talent. Beginning in the 2015-16 season, Loh will become the first music director of Symphoria, based in Syracuse N.Y., founded by former members of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.  As resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Loh works closely with Music Director Manfred Honeck and conducts a wide range of concerts including classical, educational and pops. He is active in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Community Engagement and Partnership Concerts, extending the symphony's reach into other communities. He made his debut on the main classical series conducting Handel's Messiah in December 2008. Loh led the enormously popular Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series where he played the part of host and conductor. 
In addition to his duties on the podium, he is an audience favorite in the Pittsburgh Symphony's Concert Preludes lecture series, edits radio broadcasts and makes many public appearances. His association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra began as assistant conductor in 2005. He was promoted to associate conductor in 2006 and to resident conductor in 2007.  Since his appointment as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2005, the orchestra has made its mark as an ensemble of superb musicianship, performing electrifying performances year-round. Off the podium, Loh is very active in the region as an arts leader and music advocate, and is constantly in demand as a guest speaker and clinician.  Loh's recent guest conducting engagements include the National Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC), Greater Bridgeport Symphony and return engagements with the Dallas and El Paso Symphonies. 
Other recent guest conducting appearances include the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony and the San Angelo Symphony. He has conducted the symphony orchestras of Portland, Cedar Rapids, Colorado Springs, East Texas, Fort Collins, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Plano, Shreveport, Sioux City, Spokane and Tallahassee among others.  He has led Korea's Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, the Yale Philharmonia, Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, Ottawa's National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra. His summer appearances include the festivals of Bravo Vail Valley, Breckenridge, Las Vegas and Hot Springs, the Kinhaven Music School (Vt.), the Performing Arts Institute (Pa.) and the Carnegie Mellon Summer Strings Camp. 
Loh held the positions of assistant and associate conductor of the Dallas Symphony from 2001 to 2005. He led the Dallas Symphony in a variety of classical subscription and educational programs throughout each season. He was brought to national attention in February 2004 when he stepped in to conduct on short notice for an ailing Charles Dutoit, conducting Stravinsky's Petrouchka and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.  Prior to his Dallas appointment, Loh was appointed by Music Director Marin Alsop to be associate conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. From 1998 to 2001, he conducted more than 50 concerts annually, including classical subscription, pops and education performances, as well as family and outreach programs. While in Denver, he was also music director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the premiere youth orchestra in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Region. Additionally, Loh served as the interim director of Orchestras and Head of the Orchestral Conducting Program at Denver University's Lamont School of Music in 2000-2001. 
In May 1998, Loh received his artist diploma in orchestral conducting from Yale University, also earning the Eleazar de Carvalho Prize, given to the most outstanding conductor in the Yale graduating class. During his years at Yale, he was selected to be the assistant conductor of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and apprentice conductor of the Hot Springs Music Festival. He received further training at the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival and School and has additional degrees from Indiana University and the University of Rochester. A dedicated teacher, Loh held the position of associate instructor in music theory at Indiana University and teaching assistant at Yale University in advanced hearing, conducting and orchestration. He was also the guest curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for What Makes Music? an interactive exhibit, offering the opportunity to explore the science of music and sound, as well as the role of music in culture.  Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. 
John Hagen has been described as astonishing, a superb tenor of deep musicality." He made his Lincoln Center debut in New York City in Teatro Grattacielo's mounting of Mascagni's Gulglielmo Ratcliff. Hagen created three tenor roles in the world premier of The Lost Dauphane for Pamiro Opera airing on PBS. He has performed a vast array of operatic roles ranging from Alfredo in La Traviata to the title role of Otello for Cleveland Opera on tour. Hagen is highly regarded for his performances of the Verdi Requiem and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, having performed these works with more than a dozen symphonies across the United States. He has received many awards throughout his career including finalist in the New Jersey Opera Association of Verismo Opera competition held at Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist and winner of numerous other competitions. Hagen has taught voice and vocal pedagogy at Wartburg College and at his alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa.
Marcus Collins was born in a small town and began performing at the age of four. He first learned how to sing by emulating his favorite artists like Garth Brooks, George Michael and Freddie Mercury before training classically in college. Collins has performed throughout the world on cruise ships and numerous stage productions including a performance in Times Square with the Broadway cast of Hairspray, Off-Broadway's Altar Boyz as Matthew and Permission: A Rock Musical. He also starred in multiple productions of The Sound of Music in the roles of Kurt, Rolf and Uncle Max. Beyond music, he has worked extensively as an actor with appearances in more than 100 episodes of network television and 25 films including P.S. I Love You, Semi-Pro, Delirious, 30 Rock, Sex and the City, recurring roles on One Life to Live and As the World Turns, and a guest VJ on MTV's TRL. One of his favorite roles was appearing as Edward Carnby in the video game Alone in the Dark for Eden Games in 2008.
JC Fisher has entertained audiences around the world for the past 15 years. In high school, he had a passion for sports and also enjoyed singing in church. He discovered a deeper love for singing at Wichita State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in music. Fisher performed various roles including Rodolfo in La Boheme, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Henrick in A Little Night Music and even Miss America's duet partner at the 1997 Miss Kansas Pageant. After college, Fisher traveled to Lucca, Italy where he sang in the Puccini festival under the direction of acclaimed Italian maestro Lorenzo Malfatti. He then created a home base in Katy, Texas before sailing the high seas aboard more than 75 cruise ships worldwide as a guest entertainer. This allowed Fisher to create a show featuring many different genres of music and world class arrangements, which eventually led to his idea of forming The Texas Tenors. After many years of traveling and concerts, his most memorable performance is still one from college where he found his future wife. Jennifer Vannatta, Miss Kansas 1998, married Fisher in 2004 and they have three children.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, known for its artistic excellence for more than 119 years, is credited with a rich history of the world's finest conductors and musicians, and a strong commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its citizens. Past music directors have included Fritz Reiner (1938-1948), William Steinberg (1952-1976), Andre Previn (1976-1984), Lorin Maazel (1984-1996) and Mariss Jansons (1995-2004).  This tradition of outstanding international music directors was furthered in fall 2008, when Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck became music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The orchestra has been at the forefront of championing new American works, and gave the first performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah in 1944 and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine in 1986. The Pittsburgh Symphony has a long and illustrious history in the areas of recordings and radio concerts. As early as 1936, the Pittsburgh Symphony broadcast on the airwaves coast-to-coast and in the late 1970s it made the ground breaking PBS series Previn and the Pittsburgh. The orchestra has received increased national attention since 1982 through network radio broadcasts on Public Radio International, produced by Classical WQED-FM 89.3, made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. With a long and distinguished history of touring both domestically and overseas since 1900 ” including 36 international tours to Europe, the Far East and South America”the Pittsburgh Symphony continues to be critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest orchestras.



Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Pittsburgh Symphony, Inc., a non-profit organization, and is the year-round home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The cornerstone of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, Heinz Hall also hosts many other events that do not feature its world-renowned orchestra, including Broadway shows, comedians, speakers and much more. For a full calendar of upcoming non-symphony events at the hall, visit heinzhall.org.

Editors Please Note:

Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Heinz Hall
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PNC POPS: THE TEXAS TENORS           
LAWRENCE LOH, conductor
JOHN HAGEN, vocals
MARCUS COLLINS, vocals
JC FISHER, vocals
TIM LEE, keyboard
LARRY HANSON, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboard
RYAN HURN, drums
MARCUS WILLETT, bass
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Publish Date: 04-11-2015 19:58:00
 

For Immediate Release                    
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Marketing Manager
Calliope Presents
(412) 361-1915, lalexander@calliopehouse.org  
       
Calliope presents
TOM RUSSELL
 Tom Russell 300
(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope welcomes TOM  RUSSELL to The Roots Cellar at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:30 PM.


More information is available online at www.calliopehouse.org or by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915. Tickets are $28 / $12 (w/ student ID) *handling fees included.

Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares a great affinity with Tom Russell's songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.
Tom's 52 Track, double record "The Rose of Roscrae" - A Ballad of the West, is to be released April 14, 2015with guest artists: Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Guy Clark, Dan Penn, Gretchen Peters, Ian Tyson and dozens of othersthe reviews are piling in:
"The Rose of Roscrae: A Ballad of the West is the third in a series of extraordinary concept albums Tom Russell has delivered...yet another masterwork. It is a work of rare ambition and rare brilliance that is beautifully and artfully executed...Tom's performances are riveting throughout the long piece. So, too, are the other singers who take on various roles in the folk opera...There is an embarrassment of riches among the songs Tom composed for The Rose of Roscrae...Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots"

"Russell's Roscrae masterpiece, as well as his back catalogue, totally outstrips (so much of) the music by contemporaries that masquerades as (Americana.) He open heartedly understands that historic context and musical tradition are inextricably linked....Approached very much in the panoramic spirit of classical composer Aaron Copland...Celtic blood courses through this writer's veins, and the sonically colorful melodies and richly poetic images embedded throughout The Rose Of Roscrae are the stuff of hair-raising chills and joyous optic moisture. Arthur Wood, No Depression, April 2015"

My career seems to have gone in the opposite direction from a lot of people whose notoriety came over their first half dozen records, says Russell. Mine didn't. My career built very slowly, and then I moved to El Paso in '97, further outside than anybody could imagine. By not plugging into the machine, the records I've made in the past 10 years have been my strongest and most outside records, especially the past two. It seems that the older I get, the more I've been able to keep on the outside.

Tom Russell has appeared on the David Letterman TV show five times in the last few years, and his songs have appeared in a dozen movies and television series including: The new Monte Hellman movie The Road To Nowhere, Tremors, Songcatcher and Northern Exposure.
Tom Russell has published three books: a detective novel (in Scandinavia), a compendium of songwriting quotes with Sylvia Tyson (And Then I Wrote - Arsenal Press), and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski: (Tough Company: Mystery Island Press).
Russell is also an established painter represented by Yard Dog Folk Art in Austin(www.yarddog.com), Rainbow Man in Santa Fe (www.rainbowman.com) and Liss Gallery (http://www.lissgallery.com) in Toronto.
 A book of Tom Russell`s art: Blue Horse/Red Desert was published by Bangtail Press in September 2011.


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Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope's mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
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Publish Date: 04-11-2015 11:45:00
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts
Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org
Images: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press RoomSearch name:  Lantern Building
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
PNC DONATES LANTERN BUILDING TO PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
DONATION EXEMPLIFIES JOINT COMMITMENT TO ARTS
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE CULTURAL DISTRICT



Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced today PNC's donation of the Lantern Building to the organization in support of its mission to culturally and economically revitalize the Cultural District.  The Lantern Building is located at 600 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.  
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will continue to use the gallery to showcase and enhance artistic programming.  The Trust has a well-regarded track record of effectively managing resources while bringing art to local communities.  As more people migrate downtown and as the local arts community continues to grow, PNC's donation is timely and reflects the city's commitment to the arts.
PNC plans to move its Legacy Project from the Lantern Building to its new headquarters, The Tower at PNC Plaza, which is nearing completion.  Through access to the Legacy Project, employees, customers and visitors to the tower will have an opportunity to learn about Pittsburgh and PNC's contributions to the city.  The Tower at PNC Plaza will feature the exhibit's reader rail, as well as two interactive panels that display the Legacy Project website and Pittsburgh: Now and Then, a dynamic portrait of the city.

PNC has long supported the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust through programs including, but not limited to, PNC Grow Up Great, ArtsMasters: Masterclasses for the Community, and through the PNC Broadway Across America series. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's planned use of the space will be consistent with PNC's long-term vision for the PNC Campus, which is to create an aesthetically pleasing space for employees, neighbors and visitors.



PNCThe PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States' largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.



Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org
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Publish Date: 04-05-2015 11:30:00
 


For Immediate Release                                   
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Marketing Manager
Calliope Presents

CALLIOPE PRESENTS
The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long
(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope welcomes The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long to Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland) on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Tickets are available by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915, or by visiting our website: www.calliopehouse.org$39 $23 student rush w/ ID, (prices include handling fee).
For additional information, contact Calliope at (412) 361-1915.
Sherman Holmes bass, vocals
Brooks Long guitar, vocals
Eric Kennedy drums, vocals

Visit their websites:  http://www.theholmesbrothers.com/

The year 2015 has brought loss and change to the acclaimed soul/blues/gospel band The Holmes
Brothers. Holmes Brothers drummer Willie Popsy Dixon died on January 9, 2015 of cancer. In April 2015, Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter, announced his retirement from touring and performing due to health concerns, having been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. Older brother, Sherman Holmes, vocalist, bassist, pianist, and songwriter with The Holmes Brothers, will continue to celebrate and explore The Holmes Brothers legacy, leading a new band: The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long.
In late 2013, Wendell began working with a young and talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Baltimore blues and soul musician, Brooks Long. Wendell has been formally mentoring Brooks with the assistance of a Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award. The Award is a program of the Maryland State Arts Council's folklife program, and is designed to honor master traditional artists, while enabling them to pass their skills on to the next generation. The result has been transformative, enabling Brooks to move into a creative, collaborative space with one of R&B's wisest and talented singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists.
Sherman Holmes is renowned for his deeply soulful baritone voice and his unique, blues to jazz to funk, bass style, and he has been called an American Treasure. As a member of The Holmes Brothers, Sherman has released twelve albums and toured the world, performing in all fifty states and more than fifty countries. In 2005, The Holmes Brothers won Band of the Year from The Blues Foundation, followed by Soul Blues Album of the Year in 2008 for State of Grace. The most recent album is 2014's Brotherhood on Alligator Records. Sherman has performed and recorded with such artists as Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Joan Osborne, Odetta, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash. The Holmes Brothers were honored with a National Endowment for The Arts National Heritage Fellowship in 2014, the highest honor the United States bestows upon its folk and traditional artists.
The newest chapter in The Holmes Brothers story will feature a new trio, anchored and led by elder statesman Sherman Holmes on bass and vocals, joined by Wendell Holmes' protГgГ and apprentice Brooks Long on guitar and vocals, and drummer / vocalist, Eric Kennedy. The Sherman Holmes Project will honor The Holmes Brothers repertoire with a blend of renewed energy, wisdom and youthful respect for timeless traditions.
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Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope's mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST PRESENTS
MULTI-TALENTED AND AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY STAR
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

AS PART OF THE TRUST CABARET SERIES
 MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015 | 7:30 PM | CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE

Pittsburgh, PA”The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomes multi-talented and award-winning Broadway star, Ann Hampton Callaway, who will perform at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District, on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the TRUST Cabaret Series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  This series provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. 


Ann Hampton Callaway is a singer, pianist, composer, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway musicalSwing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the TV series The Nanny. Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer and the only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter. She also wrote songs with Barbara Streisand, Carole King, Rolf Lovland, Barbara Carroll and more. 
Ms. Callaway has sung with more than thirty of the world's top orchestras and big bands, has performed for President Clinton, and at President Gorbachev's Youth Peace Summit in Moscow. Her live performances showcase warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, jazz classics and originals. Her performance at the Cabaret at Theater Square will feature songs from her new record, The Sarah Vaughan Project: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, such as Misty, Send in the Clowns, and Like Someone in Love.   For more information about the artist, visit www.AnnHamptonCallaway.com


For tickets ($50.00-$60.00) and information, visit online www.TrustArts.org, call 412-456-6666, or visit in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.  To purchase ten (10) or more tickets at discounted rates, please call 412-471-6930.  Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Cabaret at Theater Square. 
The 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series will complete the season with a special Broadway Showstoppers performance featuring Telly Leung and Mandy Gonzalez on May 4, 2015.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gratefully acknowledges the Benter Foundation and Richard E. Rauh for their generous support of the TRUST Cabaret Series, which is arranged in cooperation with rj productions.  For more information about upcoming performing artists in the TRUST Cabaret Series, visit: www.TrustArts.org/CabaretSeries. 
Pittsburgh Cultural TrustThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh's most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District.  The District is one of the country's largest land masses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh's quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. 
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Publish Date: 04-05-2015 11:07:00
 
For Immediate Release
April 3, 2015

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CINEMA SERENADE CONCERT
Concert features the return of renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman to Heinz Hall




PITTSBURGH ” The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2015-2016 season in grand style on September 12 at 7 p.m. with violin superstar Itzhak Perlman returning to Heinz Hall to perform some of the most moving songs from the Silver Screen with Music Director Manfred Honeck.
Perlman and the orchestra will perform selections from Cinema Serenade, a 1997 recording on which Perlman, the Pittsburgh Symphony and conductor John Williams collaborated.

Concert-only tickets range in price from $35 to $150 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Heinz Hall box office, online at pittsburghsymphony.org or by phone at 412-392-4900.
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Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: 
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